Poteau, OK
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With a crime rate of 69 per one thousand residents, Poteau 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 15. Within Oklahoma, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Poteau.

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 8,732, Poteau has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Poteau 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 Poteau.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Poteau occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Poteau; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 323. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Poteau is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Poteau, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 66 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Poteau 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 Poteau is one in 282.

Poteau Crime Data

 
Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Poteau Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

574

601

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.09

65.74

68.83

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Poteau 3.09
Oklahoma 4.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 323

in Poteau

1 in 237

in Oklahoma
Poteau VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,732
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 4 20
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.46 2.29
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
Poteau 65.74
Oklahoma 28.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Poteau

1 in 35

in Oklahoma
Poteau Property CRIMES
Population: 8,732
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 138 405 31
Rate per 1,000 15.80 46.38 3.55
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

Poteau Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Poteau 18
Oklahoma 19

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