Sulphur has an overall crime rate of 22 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sulphur is 1 in 45. How does Sulphur fare compared to other communities in Oklahoma of all population sizes? Sulphur's crime rate is lower than approximately 38% of Oklahoma communities.
However, when you compare Sulphur to other communities of similar population, then Sulphur crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sulphur does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Sulphur 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 Sulphur.
For Sulphur, 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 Sulphur than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1239, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sulphur's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Sulphur a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Sulphur is one in 47.