Bakersfield, CA Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
17,992
Total Crimes
4,665.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.67%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Bakersfield, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Bakersfield is 4,665.9 per 100,000 people. That's 81.67% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 65.00% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,827.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Bakersfield SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8

How Does Bakersfield Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Bakersfield
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 17,992 4,665.9 2,827.8 2,568.4
Murder 31 8.0 4.4 5.0
Robbery 811 210.3 137.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 940 243.8 266.5 246.8
Violent Crime 1,895 491.4 447.4 368.9
Burglary 4,025 1,043.8 416.2 376.0
Larceny 9,295 2,410.5 1,571.8 1,594.6
Car Theft 2,777 720.2 392.4 228.9
Property Crime 16,097 4,174.4 2,380.4 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Bakersfield

1,895
Violent Crimes
491.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
33.22%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 203.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Bakersfield each year. That compares to a 1 in 223.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Bakersfield is 491.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 33.22% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 9.84% higher than the California violent crime rate of 447.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Bakersfield

16,097
Property Crimes
4,174.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
89.79%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Bakersfield each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Bakersfield is 4,174.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 89.79% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 75.37% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,380.4 per 100,000 people.

Bakersfield Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Bakersfield

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Arvin, CA 21,560 589 2,731.9 1,771.8 960.1
Shafter, CA 19,986 588 2,942.1 2,721.9 220.2
Greenfield, CA 17,680 290 1,640.3 1,091.6 548.6
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