Reported Annual Crime In Bakersfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBakersfield/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17,369n/a (estimate)4,6463,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBakersfield/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder22n/a5.94.84.9
Rape71n/a19.032.738.6
Robbery655n/a175.2135.0101.9
Assault1,062n/a284.0253.8237.8
Violent crime1,810n/a (estimate)484426373
Burglary3,877n/a1,036.9504.3491.4
Theft9,288n/a2,484.21,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft2,394n/a640.3436.8220.2
Property crime15,559n/a (estimate)4,1612,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Bakersfield, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Bakersfield, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Bakersfield, CA crime rate is 53% higher than the California average and is 62% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Bakersfield, CA has a violent crime rate that is 14% higher than the California average and 30% higher than the national average. For property crime, Bakersfield, CA is 59% higher than the California average and 67% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bakersfield is 62% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.73 daily crimes that occur in Bakersfield.
  • Bakersfield is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bakersfield you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bakersfield has increased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Bakersfield (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bakersfield, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Bakersfield, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.53 times more than the California average and 1.62 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bakersfield, CA is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.30 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bakersfield, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.59 times more than the California average and 1.67 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bakersfield (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Bakersfield, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Bakersfield, CA ranks safer than 19% of every city located within California along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Bakersfield, CA. As a result, Bakersfield, CA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bakersfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bakersfield is 1 in 207
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bakersfield is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bakersfield is 1 in 22
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Bakersfield, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Bakersfield, CA you have a 1 in 207 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bakersfield, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Bakersfield (per 100,000 people)

An ideal indicator of whether Bakersfield, CA is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Bakersfield, CA has increased by 6% and the rate of property crime in Bakersfield, CA has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Bakersfield, CA has increased by 5% year to year.

Bakersfield police department

ItemBakersfieldCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)47351,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.33.63.3
There are a total of 473 Bakersfield police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.2% less than the California average and 59.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Weedpatch, CA2,1702671,6431,910
Rosedale, CA14,8263392,0812,420
Greenacres, CA4,9493532,1712,524
Arvin, CA20,0287132,1862,899
Shafter, CA17,2613563,4943,850
Bakersfield, CA358,7004844,1614,646

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tampa, FL348,9346312,2962,927
New Orleans, LA368,4719503,8744,824
Honolulu, HI345,1302443,1113,355
Anaheim, CA342,9733642,8723,236
Arlington, TX375,3055023,4443,946
Bakersfield, CA358,7004844,1614,646
Source: The Bakersfield, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.