Bakersfield, CA Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Bakersfield, Kern County and California. Our statistics also include comparisons of Bakersfield's crime rate to California's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Bakersfield has a population of 373,640 while California has a population of 16,777,215.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Bakersfield, CA, there were 1,810 reported major violent crimes and 15,559 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Bakersfield is agg. assault, with 1,062 reported. This represented 58.67% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 9,288 reported.

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Bakersfield Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 9th
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (107th per 100k)
  • Murder: 13th (63rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 21st (206th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (126th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 11th (64th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 8th (44th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 6th (30th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 8th (64th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (63rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (16th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 50th
  • Violent Crimes: 73rd (1,314th per 100k)
  • Murder: 58th (358th per 100k)
  • Rape: 120th (1,236th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 77th (1,601st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 58th (507th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 48th (1,101st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 37th (624th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 56th (1,846th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 37th (195th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (144th per 100k)

In Kern County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 373,640
  • Households: 112,439
  • Median Income: $57,095.00
  • Land Area: 148.791 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.471 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST
  • ZIP Codes: 93203 • 93220 • 93301 • 93302 • 93303 • 93304 • 93305 • 93306 • 93307 • 93308 • 93309 • 93311 • 93312 • 93313 • 93314 • 93380 • 93383 • 93384 • 93385 • 93386 • 93387 • 93389 • 93390

Bakersfield, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 17 22
Rape 21 71
Agg. Assault 980 1062
Robbery 660 655
Burglary 4065 3877
Vehicle Thefts 2283 2394
Arson 372 339

Violent Crimes in Bakersfield, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 22
Rape 71
Aggravated Assault 1062
Robbery 655

Property Crimes in Bakersfield, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 3877
Larceny 9288
Motor Vehicle Theft 2394
Arson 339

Burglary in Bakersfield, CA

Year Burglary
2006 3729
2008 4168
2009 3888
2010 4235
2011 4321
2012 4994
2013 4605
2014 4065
2015 3877

Murder in Bakersfield, CA

Year Murder
2006 24
2008 25
2009 27
2010 33
2011 18
2012 34
2013 24
2014 17
2015 22

California Criminal Statistics:


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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

Burglary in the state of California

Year Burglary
2006 246464
2007 237025
2008 237835
2009 230137
2010 228857
2011 230090
2012 245767
2013 232058
2014 202670
2015 197404

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