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Oakland Park, Florida Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 23,737 total crimes reported in Oakland Park, Florida (3,712 of them violent). Of the 2,374 crimes that occur a year in Oakland Park, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oakland Park, Florida every 3 hours. This includes 24 murders, 175 rapes, and nearly sixteen thousand thefts (including 2,538 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Oakland Park, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Oakland Park decreased by 1 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 15 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Oakland Park. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Oakland Park, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oakland Park, Florida (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 Park, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Oakland Park, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Oakland Park 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.