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Oakland, New Jersey Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Oakland, New Jersey. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Oakland compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Oakland, New Jersey, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,255 total crimes reported in Oakland, New Jersey (65 of them violent). Of the 126 crimes that take place per year in Oakland, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oakland, New Jersey 126 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 2 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 33 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Oakland, New Jersey for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Oakland has been reduced by 12%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 100%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Oakland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Oakland, New Jersey in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oakland, New Jersey (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Oakland, New Jersey 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.

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