Purcell, OK
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Purcell, OK crime analytics

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Purcell 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 23. Within Oklahoma, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Purcell.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Purcell 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 Purcell; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 319. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Purcell 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 Purcell is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Purcell, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Purcell 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 Purcell is one in 375.

Purcell Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Purcell Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Purcell 3.14
Oklahoma 4.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 319

in Purcell

1 in 237

in Oklahoma
Population: 6,370
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 0 15
Rate per 1,000 0.16 0.63 0.00 2.35
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)

Purcell 41.13
Oklahoma 28.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Purcell

1 in 35

in Oklahoma
Purcell Property CRIMES
Population: 6,370
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 65 180 17
Rate per 1,000 10.20 28.26 2.67
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

Purcell Crimes Per Square Mile

Purcell 27
Oklahoma 19

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