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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 50 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 20. Within Oklahoma, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oklahoma City. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Oklahoma City to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Oklahoma City to other communities of similar population, then Oklahoma City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Oklahoma 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 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 114.

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 41 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 178.

Oklahoma City Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Oklahoma City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oklahoma City 8.75
Oklahoma 4.66

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 114

in Oklahoma City

1 in 215

in Oklahoma


Population: 649,021
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 53 545 1,081 3,997
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.84 1.67 6.16


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Oklahoma City 40.81
Oklahoma 28.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Oklahoma City

1 in 35

in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Property CRIMES

Population: 649,021
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 6,010 16,841 3,638
Rate per 1,000 9.26 25.95 5.61

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Oklahoma City Crimes Per Square Mile

Oklahoma City 52
Oklahoma 19