Oakdale, CA
Crime Rates


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Oakdale, CA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Oakdale 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 24. Within California, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oakdale.

Importantly, when you compare Oakdale to other communities of similar population, then Oakdale crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Oakdale 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 Oakdale 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 Oakdale.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oakdale 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 Oakdale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 518. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Oakdale is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Oakdale, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Oakdale 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 Oakdale is one in 242.

Oakdale Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Oakdale Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oakdale 1.93
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 518

in Oakdale

1 in 235

in California
Population: 22,259
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 6 14 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.63 1.03
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oakdale 40.12
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Oakdale

1 in 38

in California
Oakdale Property CRIMES
Population: 22,259
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 167 634 92
Rate per 1,000 7.50 28.48 4.13
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Oakdale Crimes Per Square Mile

Oakdale 154
California 90