Oklahoma City, OK
Crime Rates



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Oklahoma City, OK crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Oklahoma City 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 21. Within Oklahoma, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oklahoma City.

How does the crime rate in Oklahoma City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Oklahoma City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Oklahoma City's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Oklahoma City, 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 Oklahoma City is one in 127.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Oklahoma City experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Oklahoma City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Oklahoma City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Oklahoma City has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Oklahoma City is one in 219.

Oklahoma City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Oklahoma City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,037

25,267

30,304

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.89

39.58

47.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oklahoma City 7.89
Oklahoma 4.50

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 127

in Oklahoma City

1 in 222

in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 638,367
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 71 445 1,148 3,373
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.70 1.80 5.28

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oklahoma City 39.58
Oklahoma 29.83

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Oklahoma City

1 in 34

in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Property CRIMES

Population: 638,367
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,566 16,785 2,916
Rate per 1,000 8.72 26.29 4.57

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Oklahoma City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oklahoma City 49
Oklahoma 19