Bakersfield, CA
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Bakersfield, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Bakersfield has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 20. Within California, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bakersfield.

Importantly, when you compare Bakersfield to other communities of similar population, then Bakersfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bakersfield does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bakersfield does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bakersfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bakersfield occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Bakersfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 207. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bakersfield is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bakersfield, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Bakersfield has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bakersfield is one in 119.

Bakersfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Bakersfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,822

17,337

19,159

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.84

46.06

50.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bakersfield 4.84
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 207

in Bakersfield

1 in 225

in California

Bakersfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 376,380
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 32 67 614 1,109
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.18 1.63 2.95

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bakersfield 46.06
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Bakersfield

1 in 39

in California

Bakersfield Property CRIMES

Population: 376,380
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,898 10,277 3,162
Rate per 1,000 10.36 27.30 8.40

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bakersfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bakersfield 133
California 89