Oklahoma City, OK
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With a crime rate of 48 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 94% 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 130.

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 218.

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

4,839

25,165

30,004

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.66

39.86

47.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oklahoma City 7.66
Oklahoma 4.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 130

in Oklahoma City

1 in 237

in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 631,346
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 73 480 1,194 3,092
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.76 1.89 4.90

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
Oklahoma City 39.86
Oklahoma 28.86

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: 631,346
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,837 16,428 2,900
Rate per 1,000 9.25 26.02 4.59

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

Oklahoma City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oklahoma City 48
Oklahoma 19