Reported Annual Crime In Oakland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakland/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30,619n/a (estimate)7,2993,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakland/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder85n/a20.34.84.9
Rape285n/a67.932.738.6
Robbery3,290n/a784.3135.0101.9
Assault2,391n/a570.0253.8237.8
Violent crime6,051n/a (estimate)1,443426373
Burglary3,333n/a794.6504.3491.4
Theft14,846n/a3,539.11,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft6,389n/a1,523.1436.8220.2
Property crime24,568n/a (estimate)5,8572,6182,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Oakland, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Oakland, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Oakland, CA is 140% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 155% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Oakland, CA has 238% higher than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 287% higher than the national average. In property crime, Oakland, CA is 124% higher than the average of California and is 135% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Oakland is 155% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20 daily crimes that occur in Oakland.
  • Oakland is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Oakland you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Oakland has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Oakland (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oakland, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Oakland, CA the total number of daily crimes is 2.40 times more than the California average and 2.55 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Oakland, CA are 3.38 times more than the California average and 3.87 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Oakland, CA has a daily crime rate that is 2.24 times more than the California average and 2.35 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Oakland (higher is better)

How safe is Oakland, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Oakland, CA is safer than 1% of the cities in California and 2% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Oakland, CA. Overall, Oakland, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oakland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oakland is 1 in 70
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oakland is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Oakland is 1 in 14
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Oakland, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Oakland, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 70. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 18 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Oakland, CA is 1 in 14.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Oakland, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Oakland, CA has decreased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Oakland, CA has decreased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Oakland, CA has decreased by 4% year to year.

Oakland police department

ItemOaklandCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)89151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.63.3
There are a total of 891 Oakland police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.3% less than the California average and 31.7% 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
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,22660367427
Castle Hill, CA1,22360367427
Shell Ridge, CA1,13960367427
Reliez Valley, CA3,67781499580
San Miguel, CA3,35581499580
Oakland, CA402,3391,4435,8577,299

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Tulsa, OK395,5999045,2036,107
Minneapolis, MN394,4241,0634,1945,257
Cleveland, OH392,1145484,8545,401
Miami, FL416,4321,0214,3675,389
Wichita, KS385,5189855,0416,026
Oakland, CA402,3391,4435,8577,299
Source: The Oakland, 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.