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Total crime 209%
Violent crime 235%
Property crime 204%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakland/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime33,388n/a (estimate)7,6922,7722,489
Murder78n/a18.04.35.0
Rape372n/a85.737.542.6
Robbery2,859n/a658.7132.481.6
Assault2,211n/a509.4267.1250.2
Violent crime5,520n/a (estimate)1,272441379
Burglary2,599n/a598.8386.1340.5
Theft20,228n/a4,660.41,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft5,041n/a1,161.4358.8219.9
Property crime27,868n/a (estimate)6,4212,3312,110

Key findings

  • Oakland crime rates are 209% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oakland are 235% higher than the national average
  • In Oakland you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oakland is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oakland has increased by 15%

Oakland crime map

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Compare Oakland, CA Crime

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      Daily Crime In Oakland (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oakland, per 100,000 residents. In Oakland, the total number of daily crimes is 2.77 times more than the California average and 3.09 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Oakland are 2.88 times more than the California average and 3.35 times more than the national average. For property crime, Oakland has a daily crime rate that is 2.75 times more than the California average and 3.04 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Oakland (higher is better)

      How safe is Oakland, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Oakland is safer than 1% of the cities in California and 1% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Oakland. Overall, Oakland 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 79
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oakland is 1 in 16
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oakland is 1 in 13
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Oakland, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 79. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 16 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 is 1 in 13.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Oakland, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Oakland has not changed, the amount of property crime in Oakland has increased by 19%, and the total amount of crime in Oakland has increased by 15% year over year.

      Oakland police department

      ItemOaklandCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)89151,506558,732
      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 31.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      Belvedere, CA2,01747710757
      Moraga, CA16,977128692821
      Oakland, CA412,0401,2726,4217,692

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Minneapolis, MN404,6709264,5175,443
      Tulsa, OK399,9069875,3116,298
      Miami, FL432,6225933,6684,261
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,5174,4675,984
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1415,3226,463
      Oakland, CA412,0401,2726,4217,692
      Source: The Oakland, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.