Annual Crime In Taft (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
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 peopleTaft/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime410n/a (estimate)4,3392,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTaft/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape1n/a10.639.242.6
Robbery6n/a63.5137.386.2
Assault65n/a687.9266.5246.8
Violent crime72n/a (estimate)762447381
Burglary105n/a1,111.2416.2376.0
Theft190n/a2,010.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft43n/a455.1392.4228.9
Property crime338n/a (estimate)3,5772,3802,200

Key findings

  • Taft crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Taft are 100% higher than the national average
  • In Taft you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Taft is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Taft has decreased by 3%

Taft crime map

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Compare Taft, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Taft (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Taft, CA is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Taft are 1.53 times more than the California average and 1.68 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Taft are 1.70 times more than than California and 2.00 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Taft are 1.50 times more than than California and 1.63 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Taft (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Taft compared to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Taft ranks safer than 7% of every city located within California along with 6% 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. As a result, Taft, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Taft

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Taft is 1 in 132
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Taft is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Taft is 1 in 24
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Taft? In Taft, you have a 1 in 132 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 28. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Taft, CA is 1 in 24.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Taft is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Taft has not changed and the rate of property crime in Taft has decreased by 4%. The total crime rate in Taft has decreased by 3% year to year.

      Taft police department

      ItemTaftCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2251,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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
      South Taft, CA1,4232511,3361,587
      Maricopa, CA1,1152511,3361,587
      Taft Heights, CA2,8272721,4491,722
      Ford City, CA4,7354642,4732,937
      Valley Acres, CA4566393,4004,038
      Derby Acres, CA3386743,5884,262
      Fellows, CA766953,6994,394
      Taft, CA9,1287623,5774,339

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Box Elder, SD9,1264411,7932,233
      Shawano, WI9,1303803,3573,738
      Stuttgart, AR9,1255452,9193,464
      Audubon, PA9,125107523630
      Oakville, CT9,1332271,8452,072
      Taft, CA9,1287623,5774,339
      Source: The Taft, 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.