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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOakley/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime606n/a (estimate)1,3752,8432,324
Violent crime101n/a (estimate)229500370
Vehicle theft111n/a251.9471.9282.7
Property crime505n/a (estimate)1,1462,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Oakley, CA

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Oakley is 40.8% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 101 violent crimes reported in Oakley, equivalent to 229 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 38%. Additionally, Oakley recorded 505 property crimes, amounting to 1146 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 41.4%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Oakley?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Oakley residents. Out of the respondents (18 in total), 56% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Oakley were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 44% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Oakley a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Oakley a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Oakley crime rate is 41% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 1.66 crimes per day - 0.28 violent crimes and 1.38 property crimes.

Has Crime in Oakley Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Oakley. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Oakley has increased by 16.5%. Violent crimes have increased by 140.5%, while property crimes have increased by 5.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Oakley

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Oakley crime rate. The poverty level in Oakley is 7.1%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In Oakley, 81.9% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Oakley, the median home price stands at $469,100, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Oakley crime map

The Oakley crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Oakley as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Oakley crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Oakley crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Oakley crime rates are 41% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Oakley are 38% lower than the national average
      • In Oakley you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Oakley is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Oakley has increased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Oakley (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Oakley, CA per 100,000 people. In Oakley, the total number of daily crimes is 2.07 times less than the California average and 1.69 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Oakley is 2.18 times less than the California average and 1.61 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Oakley has a daily crime rate that is 2.04 times less than the California average and 1.71 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Oakley (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Oakley in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Oakley safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Oakley being safer than 79% of cities in California and 51% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Oakley. In conclusion, Oakley ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oakley

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oakley is 1 in 437
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oakley is 1 in 88
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Oakley is 1 in 73
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Oakley? If you reside in Oakley, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 437. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 88 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Oakley, is 1 in 73.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Oakley, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Oakley has increased by 136%, while the property crime rate in Oakley has increased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Oakley has increased by 15% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Oakley police department

        Item Oakley California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Camino Tassajara, CA5,87095446542
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        Oakley, CA41,6562291,1461,375

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Westfield, IN41,65279753832
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        Source: The Oakley, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.