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Oakland, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Oakland, California. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Oakland compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Oakland, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 293,598 total crimes reported in Oakland, California (61,348 of them violent). Of the 29,360 crimes that occur a year in Oakland, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oakland, California every 17 minutes. This includes 997 murders, 2,948 rapes, and nearly one hundred and eighty-four thousand thefts (including 71,438 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Oakland, California for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Oakland decreased by 6 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Oakland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly thirty-one thousand for Oakland, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oakland, California (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Oakland, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Oakland, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Oakland conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.