The county of Kern had 36,254 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,274.09 per 100,000 residents. This is 72.40% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 2,187 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Kern also processed 9,086 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alameda and Butte, Kern is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Kern is larceny/theft totaling 4,316, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Kern County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Kern tallied 2,187 violent crimes and 9,086 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Kern is higher by 72.4% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Kern are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.