Oakland, NJ
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Oakland, NJ crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Oakland is safer than 90% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In New Jersey, only on the order of 14% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oakland. If you live in Oakland, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 188. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Oakland, and we found that the crime rate in Oakland is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Oakland is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Oakland 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 Oakland.

For Oakland, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Oakland than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 4388, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Oakland is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Oakland than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 196.

Oakland Crime Data

 
Crime Index

90

(100 is safest)


Safer than 90% of U.S. Cities

Oakland Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

67

70

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.23

5.09

5.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oakland 0.23
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 4,388

in Oakland

1 in 392

in New Jersey
Oakland VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 13,165
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.23
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Oakland 5.09
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 196

in Oakland

1 in 61

in New Jersey
Oakland Property CRIMES
Population: 13,165
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 8 57 2
Rate per 1,000 0.61 4.33 0.15
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

Oakland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oakland 8
New Jersey 69