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50%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
84%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
43%
Property 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 peopleThousand Oaks/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,453n/a (estimate)1,1642,8432,324
Murder1n/a0.85.76.3
Rape9n/a7.237.440.0
Robbery27n/a21.6123.566.1
Assault35n/a28.0332.8268.2
Violent crime72n/a (estimate)58500370
Burglary158n/a126.5371.9269.8
Theft1,118n/a895.41,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft105n/a84.1471.9282.7
Property crime1,381n/a (estimate)1,1062,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Thousand Oaks, CA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Thousand Oaks crime rate is 49.9% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Thousand Oaks, there were 72 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 58 per 100,000 individuals, 84.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, Thousand Oaks recorded 1381 property crimes, amounting to 1106 per 100,000 residents, 43.4% lower than the U.S. average.

Thousand Oaks has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 58 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Thousand Oaks ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Thousand Oaks?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Thousand Oaks. Based on the results of the surveys (48 responses), 67% of people felt that there was very little crime in Thousand Oaks and felt safe walking alone at night. While 33% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Thousand Oaks a Safe Place to Live?

Is Thousand Oaks a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Thousand Oaks has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 50%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 3.98 daily incidents, encompassing 0.2 violent crimes and 3.78 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Thousand Oaks as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Thousand Oaks Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Thousand Oaks. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Thousand Oaks has increased by 4.5%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 5.3%, while property crime has increased by 5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Thousand Oaks.

Potential Causes for Crime in Thousand Oaks

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Thousand Oaks crime rates. In Thousand Oaks, the poverty rate stands at 6.8%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

Thousand Oaks reports an unemployment rate of 2.6%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Thousand Oaks crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Thousand Oaks crime rates. Thousand Oaks registers a population density of 2310.1 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

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The Thousand Oaks crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Thousand Oaks 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

  • Thousand Oaks crime rates are 50% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Thousand Oaks are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Thousand Oaks you have a 1 in 86 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Thousand Oaks is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Thousand Oaks has increased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Thousand Oaks (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Thousand Oaks, CA per 100,000 people. In Thousand Oaks, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.44 times less than the California average and 2.00 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Thousand Oaks is 8.66 times less than the California average and 6.41 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Thousand Oaks has a daily crime rate that is 2.12 times less than the California average and 1.77 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Thousand Oaks (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Thousand Oaks to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Thousand Oaks safe? The gauges above illustrate that Thousand Oaks is safer than 93% of every city located within California along with 77% 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, Thousand Oaks, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Thousand Oaks

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Thousand Oaks is 1 in 1735
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Thousand Oaks is 1 in 91
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Thousand Oaks is 1 in 86
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Thousand Oaks, California? If you reside in Thousand Oaks, then there is a 1 in 1735 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 91. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 86 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Thousand Oaks.

        Year Over Year Crime In Thousand Oaks (per 100,000 people)

        An ideal indicator of whether Thousand Oaks 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 Thousand Oaks has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Thousand Oaks has increased by 7%. The total crime rate in Thousand Oaks has increased by 6% year to year.

        Thousand Oaks police department

        Item Thousand Oaks 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
        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.

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        Santa Susana, CA924138646784
        Simi Valley, CA125,76895851946
        Thousand Oaks, CA127,648581,1061,164

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        Elizabeth, NJ128,4844802,5523,032
        Santa Clara, CA126,7233123,5973,909
        Lafayette, LA126,6744794,3884,866
        Round Rock, TX128,8121692,3042,473
        Concord, CA129,2276442,8003,444
        Thousand Oaks, CA127,648581,1061,164
        Source: The Thousand Oaks, 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.