Oakland, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Oakland and California

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Oakland experienced 6051 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was robbery with 3,290 reported followed by agg. assault and rape. Statewide, there were 994.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by vehicle thefts and burglary. Note that in California, the most common property crime was larceny with 14,846 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Oakland:


Oakland Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 8th
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (11th per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (32nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (28th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (18th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 8th (69th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (26th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 6th (39th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 44th
  • Violent Crimes: 19th (125th per 100k)
  • Murder: 20th (218th per 100k)
  • Rape: 39th (754th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 34th (575th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 14th (16th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 32nd (408th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 43rd (1,191st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 30th (827th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 11th (21st per 100k)
  • Arson: 21st (412th per 100k)

In Alameda County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 419,267
  • Households: 158,424
  • Median Income: $54,618.00
  • Land Area: 55.893 miles2
  • Water Area: 21.968 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST
  • ZIP Codes: 94502 • 94601 • 94602 • 94603 • 94604 • 94605 • 94606 • 94607 • 94608 • 94609 • 94610 • 94611 • 94612 • 94613 • 94614 • 94618 • 94619 • 94620 • 94621 • 94622 • 94623 • 94624 • 94625 • 94649 • 94659 • 94660 • 94661 • 94666 • 94704 • 94705

Oakland, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 80 85
Rape 209 285
Agg. Assault 3140 2391
Robbery 3481 3290
Burglary 4006 3333
Vehicle Thefts 6519 6389
Arson 176 179

Violent Crimes in Oakland, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 85
Rape 285
Aggravated Assault 2391
Robbery 3290

Property Crimes in Oakland, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 3333
Larceny 14846
Motor Vehicle Theft 6389
Arson 179

Larceny in Oakland, CA

Year Larceny
2006 8725
2008 8915
2009 8833
2010 7720
2011 9429
2012 13198
2013 13285
2014 13842
2015 14846

Robbery in Oakland, CA

Year Robbery
2006 3534
2008 3323
2009 2898
2010 2917
2011 3365
2012 4338
2013 4922
2014 3481
2015 3290

California Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

Larceny in the state of California

Year Larceny
2006 666860
2007 652243
2008 650385
2009 615456
2010 600558
2011 596963
2012 635090
2013 621557
2014 592670
2015 656517

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