Lawton, OK
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With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Lawton has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Oklahoma, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Lawton. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Lawton to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 96,655, Lawton has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Lawton does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Lawton.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lawton 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 Lawton.

For Lawton, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Lawton is one in 102.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Lawton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Lawton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Lawton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Lawton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

949

4,487

5,436

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.82

46.42

56.24

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lawton 9.82
Oklahoma 4.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 102

in Lawton

1 in 237

in Oklahoma

Lawton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 96,655
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 58 209 673
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.60 2.16 6.96

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
Lawton 46.42
Oklahoma 28.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Lawton

1 in 35

in Oklahoma

Lawton Property CRIMES

Population: 96,655
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,222 3,022 243
Rate per 1,000 12.64 31.27 2.51

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

Lawton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lawton 67
Oklahoma 19