Oakland, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
33,388
Total Crimes
7,692.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
210.59%
Above National Average
454 out of 461
In California
9,757 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Oakland, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Oakland is 7,692.4 per 100,000 people. That's 210.59% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 177.46% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Oakland SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
2
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
4

How Does Oakland Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Oakland
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 33,388 7,692.4 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 78 18.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 2,859 658.7 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,211 509.4 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 5,520 1,271.8 441.2 366.7
Burglary 2,599 598.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 20,228 4,660.4 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 5,041 1,161.4 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 27,868 6,420.7 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Oakland

5,520.0
Violent Crimes
1,271.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
246.82%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 78.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Oakland each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Oakland is 1,271.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 246.82% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 188.25% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Oakland

27,868.0
Property Crimes
6,420.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
204.31%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 15.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Oakland each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Oakland is 6,420.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 204.31% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 175.42% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Oakland Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Oakland

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Berkeley, CA 122,788 6,874 5,598.3 5,095.0 503.3
San Mateo, CA 106,020 2,483 2,342.0 2,091.1 250.9
San Leandro, CA 90,297 4,559 5,048.9 4,546.1 502.8
Alameda, CA 78,907 2,741 3,473.7 3,268.4 205.3
San Ramon, CA 76,387 1,157 1,514.7 1,438.7 75.9
San Bruno, CA 43,297 1,277 2,949.4 2,630.7 318.7
Belmont, CA 27,272 437 1,602.4 1,437.4 165.0
Orinda, CA 20,071 212 1,056.3 971.6 84.7
Moraga, CA 17,908 147 820.9 692.4 128.4
Emeryville, CA 12,380 2,789 22,528.3 21,187.4 1,340.9
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