Taft has a population of 9,393. During the past three years, Taft saw 1,307 arrests. For 2017, the Taft's arrest rate totaled 519.54 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 64.13% makes Taft higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 83 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Taft also totaled 405 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Arvin and Bakersfield, Taft is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Taft had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Taft averaged 83 violent crimes and 405 non-violent crimes.
The city of Taft experienced 587 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 16 was for legacy rape and 4 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 54, and the aggravated assault total was 513.