Oakland Crime Rates And Crime Statistics For 2022


Lets deep dive into the some statistics, look at crime rates and graphs and see how safe or dangerous Oakland really is.

What is Oakland’s Crime Rate?

In 2021 Oakland reported 5,937 violent crimes and had a crime rate of 1,347.34 per 100,000 residents. Oakland’ crime rate is 3.4x times greater than the national average.

Oakland’ Crime Rate Breakdown

Oakland’s Violent Crime Rate

Oakland has a similar violent crime rate to cities like New Orleans, Albuquerque and Minneapolis.

You have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Oakland.

Here’s a map showing you how violent crime has trended in Oakland over a 10 year period.

oakland crime rate graph

*Violent crimes include; homicides, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Oakland’s Murder Rate

In 2021, Oakland reported 102 murders and had a murder rate of 23.15 per 100,000 residents.

Oakland’ murder rate is 3.4x times greater the national average.

Oakland has a similar homicide rate to cities like Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

You have a 1 in 4320 chance of becoming a victim of murder in Oakland.

Here’s a map showing you how murders have trended over the last 11 years in Oakland

oakland murder rate graph

Oakland’s Property Crime Rate

In 2020 Oakland reported 23,149 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 5,253.42 per 100,000 residents.

Oakland’ property crime rate is 2.7x times greater the national average.

Oakland has a similar property crime rate to Portland, St.Louis and Orlando.

You have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Oakland.

Here’s a map showing you how property crime has trended in Oakland over a 10 year period.

oakland property crime rate graph

*Property crimes include; burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson

Oakland’ crime rate vs other cities in California

Here’e how Oakland’ violent crime rate compared to other cities in California. Oakland had the highest crime rate of all the most populous cities in California.

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate (2020)

1. Oakland

440,646

1,347.34

2. Stockton

320,804

1,254.04

3. Los Angeles

3,898,747

740.80

4. Sacramento

524,943

675.69

5. Fresno

542,107

656.70

6. San Francisco

873,965

548.76

7. Long Beach

466,742

501.99

8. Bakersfield

403,455

497.45

9. San Jose

1,013,240

431.78

10. San Diego

1,386,932

382.35

11. Anaheim

346,824

357.82

Oakland Crime Rate Comparison

Here’s a list of the top 20 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rates. Oakland had the 18th highest crime rate for major cities in the United States.

oakland crime rate vs most dangerous cities us

How are Oakland’ crime rates calculated?

Crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

For example, in 2020 there were 102 murders in Oakland and the population was 440,646. This equals a murder rate of 23.15 per 100,000 residents.

Oakland’s Crime Statistics

Here’s a breakdown of all the crimes in the city for 2019 and 2020

 

2019

2020

Percentage Change 2019 vs. 2020

Homicide

75

102

36%

Aggravated Assault

2,742

3,263

19%

Rape

202

198

-2%

Robbery

2,812

2,374

-16%

Violent Crime Total (homicide, aggravated assault, rape, robbery)

5,831

5,937

2%

Burglary

14,977

8,586

-43%

Motor Vehicle Theft

6,479

8,550

32%

Larceny

7,755

5,825

-25%

Arson

152

188

24%

Total

35,197

29,093

-17%

**All data is from the Oakland Police Department**

How much has crime increased in Oakland?

In 2020, Oakland reported 29,093 total crimes, which is a 17% decrease over 2019.

In 2020, Oakland reported 5,937 violent crimes, which is a 2% increase over 2019.

In 2020, Oakland reported 102 murders, which is a 36% increase over 2019.

In 2020, Oakland reported 23,149 property crimes, which is a 27% decrease over 2019.

How bad is crime in Oakland?

Statistically speaking, crime in Oakland is bad. It’s violent crime rate and property crime rate are significantly higher than the state and national average and its murder rate is also an area of concern for the city.

Oakland’s crime rate is the highest in California for a city of its size and Oakland’s crime rate is one of the highest in the nation for a city of it’s size.

Facts about Oakland, MN

  • The population of Oakland in 2020 was 440,646 and is the 45th most populous city in the United States.
  • The city covers a land area of 55.93 square miles.
  • The racial makeup of the city: 27% Hispanic or Latino, 28.3% White, 23.8% African American, 0.9% Native American, 15.5% Asian, and 6.9% from two or more races.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $73,692. The per capita income for the city was $43,191.
  • 16.7% of the population live below the poverty line.
  • 82.6% of residents 25 and older is a high school graduate. 44.0% of residents 25 and older has a bachelors degree or higher.
  • The median home price in Oakland is $805,000 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a Oakland 2-bedroom apartment is $3,894.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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