The following guide is provided to Bay Area Mover customers to help them with the moving process from start to finish.
Bay Area Crime Rates
If you plan on moving to the Bay Area but aren’t sure where yet, narrow down your options by doing a little research and creating a list of pros and cons for each neighborhood of interest. There are many things to pay attention to while creating this list but one of your biggest concerns should include Bay Area crime rates. You’ll find that some regions in the area are much higher in criminal activity than others.
2016 Violent and Property Crime Rates in the Bay Area as Shown on the FBI Bay Area Crime Report
Violent Crime Total Property Crime Total
Fremont- 420 Fremont- 4,715
San Jose- 3,887 San Jose- 24,749
Berkeley- 602 Berkeley- 5,420
Hayward- 631 Hayward- 4,641
Palo Alto- 73 Palo Alto- 1,436
Daly City- 244 Daly City- 1,631
Santa Clara- 159 Santa Clara- 2,814
Oakland- 6,059 Oakland- 23,952
Sunnyvale- 158 Sunnyvale- 2,140
Antioch- 760 Antioch- 3,690
San Francisco- 6,190 San Francisco- 47,402
Concord- 447 Concord- 4,337
San Mateo- 242 San Mateo- 2,141
Walnut Creek- 78 Walnut Creek- 2,120
Los Gatos- 21 Los Gatos- 616
Richmond- 1,019 Richmond- 3,785
San Francisco and Oakland carry the highest crime rates and are known for their increased rates in violent crime. San Francisco in particular ranks high for crime even against all other U.S. cities. San Jose is a close behind Oakland and San Francisco in both violent and property crimes.
Other neighborhoods and cities including Los Gatos and Palo Alto carry lower crime rates and are known as great places to raise a family. Most other regions in the Bay Area rate lower in crime or reach national average at highest.
Knowing the Neighborhood before Your Relocate
Before you base everything you know about a neighborhood or city off what you learn from the Internet, try to visit the area before you call a realtor and start house shopping. Check out local businesses, entertainment spots, parks, schools if you have children, and maybe even speak with some of the locals. It is wise to get a feel for the area. Of course, you can base the areas you wish to visit off of the above crime rate information.