Kern County, CA Arrest Records

Kern County, CA is among the safest counties in the USA with 2.72 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Sacramento, Fresno, Riverside, Alameda, Sonoma counties in California.
Kern County, CA property crime rate is 11.80 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 5,109 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 6.95% compared to 2015.

Kern County, CA Crime Rate

Total arrests in Kern County in 2016 increased by 5.81% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 2,235 to 2,403 while non-violent crime increased by 5.42% from 9,903 to 10,440.

5 Crimes In Kern County, CA in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 5,109
Burglary 3,161
Motor vehicle theft 2,170
Aggravated assault 1,739
Robbery 443

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Kern County increased by 7.52% from 2015 and increased by 31.89% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,822 to 2,403. In 2016 violent crime rate in Kern County was 42.13% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.272%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Kern County increased by 5.42% from 2015 and increased by 2.37% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 10,198 to 10,440. In 2016 property crime rate in Kern County was 58.49% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 1.18%.

How Kern stands up against other counties

Kern vs. Ventura

You’ll be in more risk in Kern compared to Ventura county that had 92.4% lower crime rate compared to Kern county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.9654 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1424 in Ventura county.
Larceny rates of 5.7743 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.5496 in Ventura county.

Kern vs. Fresno

You’ll be in more risk in Kern compared to Fresno county that had 65.02% lower crime rate compared to Kern county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0497 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0122 in Fresno county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.4526 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.7195 in Fresno county.

Names with the most arrests in Kern

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Kern, California, the most crimes, that's 39.58% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kern County is 0.56% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.98 daily crimes that occur in Kern County.
  • Kern, CA is more violent than Ventura.
  • In Kern County you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Kern, CA have increased by 5.81%.

Names in Kern County