Reported Annual Crime In Oakland

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakland/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime87n/a (estimate)6571,7842,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakland/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.03.65.3
Rape0n/a0.016.741.7
Robbery1n/a7.687.798.0
Assault7n/a52.9120.8248.9
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)60229394
Burglary11n/a83.1265.3430.4
Theft65n/a490.81,155.11,694.4
Vehicle theft3n/a22.7135.1237.4
Property crime79n/a (estimate)5971,5562,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Oakland, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Oakland, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Oakland, NJ averages 63% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 76% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Oakland, NJ is 74% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 85% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 62% lower than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 75% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Oakland, NJ area.
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The Oakland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Oakland as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Oakland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Oakland is 76% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 1.8 daily crimes that occur in Oakland.
  • Oakland is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Oakland you have a 1 in 153 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Oakland has increased by 26%.

Compare Oakland, NJ Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Oakland (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Oakland, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In Oakland, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 2.72 times less than the New Jersey average and 4.20 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Oakland, NJ are 3.79 times less than the New Jersey average and 6.52 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Oakland, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 2.61 times less than the New Jersey average and 3.96 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Oakland (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Oakland, NJ? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Oakland, NJ has been ranked safer than 71% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Oakland, NJ is safer than 88% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Jersey and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Oakland, NJ. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Oakland, NJ is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oakland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oakland is 1 in 1656
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oakland is 1 in 168
The chance of being a victim of crime in Oakland is 1 in 153
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Oakland, NJ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Oakland, NJ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1656. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 168 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, NJ is 1 in 153.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Oakland, NJ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Oakland, NJ has increased by 161%, while the property crime rate in Oakland, NJ has increased by 20% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Oakland, NJ has increased by 27% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Oakland police department

ItemOaklandNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3114,540558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.45.73.3
There are a total of 31 Oakland police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.5% less than the New Jersey average and 26.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Haworth, NJ3,4460172172
Harrington Park, NJ4,79021165186
Park Ridge, NJ8,85411201212
Old Tappan, NJ5,9420231231
Upper Saddle River, NJ8,30124215239
North Caldwell, NJ6,51929221251
Demarest, NJ5,00720278298
Oakland, NJ13,04160597657

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Stoughton, WI13,0412351,9372,172
Hampton Bays, NY13,0402279611,188
Seabrook, TX13,0381651,0171,182
Worthington, MN13,0361591,5611,720
Riverdale, IL13,0478972,5503,448
Oakland, NJ13,04160597657
Source: The Oakland, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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