Elk City, OK
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The crime rate in Elk City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 31 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Elk City is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, Elk City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Oklahoma, Elk City has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Elk City to other communities of similar population, then Elk City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Elk City 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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Elk City 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 Elk City.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Elk City's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Elk City is one in 578.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elk City's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Elk City 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 Elk City is one in 34.

Elk City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

Elk City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

376

398

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.73

29.57

31.30

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elk City 1.73
Oklahoma 4.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 578

in Elk City

1 in 237

in Oklahoma
Elk City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,717
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.16 1.34
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elk City 29.57
Oklahoma 28.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Elk City

1 in 35

in Oklahoma
Elk City Property CRIMES
Population: 12,717
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 71 288 17
Rate per 1,000 5.58 22.65 1.34
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Elk City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elk City 24
Oklahoma 19

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