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Crime reporting: relative to city neighborhood rankings vs crime statistics per capita?

It doesn't work to rank a neighborhoods' safety relatively based on all neighborhoods in the same city. If a city has bad crime rates, there are dangerous neighborhoods getting ranked with an 'A'. Example: Longfellow in Oakland.

I don't understand how Longfellow (my neighborhood) is ranked an A for property crime and a B for violent crime. If the score is calculated from police reports, this should tell a different story.

If the score is calculated by comparing my neighborhoods' crime rate to other Oakland neighborhoods, this is also confusing. It's not the worst, but not close to the top for safety.

This is not good/helpful info for new transplants. It's very misleading.

Crime scores should be calculated from absolute per capita statistics.

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