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Crime rate in Oakland, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Oakland, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Oakland, CA

The 2020 crime rate in Oakland, CA is 692 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.8% U.S. cities. The 2020 Oakland crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 102 - an increase of 24 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Oakland has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Oakland, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Oakland:

691.6
Piedmont:

221.8
Alameda:

236.5
Emeryville:

810.6
Berkeley:

368.9
Moraga:

58.6
Orinda:

42.7
San Leandro:

374.8
Albany:

155.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Oakland by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
120
(30.3)
115
(28.6)
104
(25.7)
90
(23.0)
104
(26.3)
127
(31.8)
90
(22.3)
80
(19.5)
85
(20.3)
85
(20.0)
69
(16.2)
70
(16.3)
78
(18.0)
102
(23.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
299
(75.4)
338
(84.2)
326
(80.6)
318
(81.4)
202
(51.1)
271
(67.8)
180
(44.6)
209
(51.0)
285
(67.9)
277
(65.2)
400
(94.1)
448
(104.1)
372
(85.7)
362
(82.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,470
(875.1)
3,323
(827.5)
2,898
(716.3)
2,917
(746.6)
3,365
(851.2)
4,338
(1,086)
4,922
(1,219)
3,481
(849.0)
3,290
(784.3)
3,076
(723.8)
2,676
(629.8)
2,624
(609.9)
2,859
(658.7)
2,479
(566.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3,716
(937.1)
4,129
(1,028)
3,465
(856.5)
2,942
(753.0)
2,981
(754.1)
3,227
(807.8)
2,792
(691.3)
3,140
(765.9)
2,391
(570.0)
2,621
(616.7)
2,376
(559.2)
2,338
(543.4)
2,211
(509.4)
2,710
(618.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,742
(1,196)
4,488
(1,118)
4,798
(1,186)
4,961
(1,270)
5,170
(1,308)
6,168
(1,544)
5,058
(1,252)
4,006
(977.1)
3,333
(794.6)
2,900
(682.4)
2,622
(617.1)
2,394
(556.4)
2,599
(598.8)
2,537
(579.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,954
(2,258)
8,915
(2,220)
8,833
(2,183)
7,720
(1,976)
9,429
(2,385)
13,198
(3,304)
13,285
(3,289)
13,842
(3,376)
14,846
(3,539)
14,153
(3,330)
17,305
(4,073)
15,725
(3,655)
20,228
(4,660)
13,373
(3,054)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9,968
(2,514)
8,085
(2,013)
6,542
(1,617)
4,644
(1,189)
6,305
(1,595)
6,976
(1,746)
6,833
(1,692)
6,519
(1,590)
6,389
(1,523)
6,899
(1,623)
5,495
(1,293)
5,071
(1,179)
5,041
(1,161)
6,712
(1,533)
Arson
(per 100,000)
287
(72.4)
299
(74.5)
223
(55.1)
163
(41.7)
138
(34.9)
188
(47.1)
140
(34.7)
176
(42.9)
179
(42.7)
191
(44.9)
196
(46.1)
245
(56.9)
207
(47.7)
236
(53.9)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 911 registered sex offenders living in Oakland, California as of March 02, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oakland is 461 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Oakland, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2020
Oakland:

721.7
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Oakland:

705.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Oakland:

713.3
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Oakland:

721.1
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Oakland:

775.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Oakland:

785.6
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Oakland:

897.5
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Oakland:

1,044.1
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Oakland:

1,078.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Oakland:

906.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Oakland:

877.2
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Oakland:

918.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Oakland:

1,069.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Oakland:

1,042.0
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Oakland:

1,045.5
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Oakland:

694.2
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Oakland:

621.8
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Oakland:

675.8
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Oakland:

498.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Oakland:

527.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Oakland:

470.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Oakland:

521.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Oakland:

546.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Oakland:

564.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Oakland:

602.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Oakland:

668.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Oakland:

735.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Oakland:

620.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Oakland:

531.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Oakland:

588.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Oakland:

636.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Oakland:

729.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Oakland:

760.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Oakland:

646.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Oakland:

537.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Oakland:

515.5
U.S. Average:

334.1
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 987 (682 officers - 579 male; 103 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 1,056 (740 officers - 632 male; 108 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,023 (740 officers - 636 male; 104 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,010 (731 officers - 633 male; 98 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,037 (744 officers - 647 male; 97 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,046 (750 officers - 655 male; 95 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,034 (734 officers - 647 male; 87 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,094 (715 officers - 632 male; 83 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 895 (639 officers - 565 male; 74 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 891 (626 officers - 559 male; 67 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 913 (647 officers - 575 male; 72 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 935 (674 officers - 600 male; 74 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,057 (793 officers - 706 male; 87 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,056 (766 officers - 682 male; 84 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
California average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,078 (722 officers - 640 male; 82 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,009 (688 officers - 583 male; 105 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,019 (730 officers - 622 male; 108 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,083 (706 officers - 631 male; 75 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,212 (792 officers - 711 male; 81 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Oakland, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94613, 94619, 94621.