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Cherokee County, Oklahoma Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Cherokee County, Oklahoma. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Cherokee County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Cherokee County, Oklahoma, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,759 total crimes reported in Cherokee County, Oklahoma (1,012 of them violent). Of the 976 crimes that occur a year in Cherokee County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cherokee County, Oklahoma every 8 hours. This includes 12 murders, 114 rapes, and more than six thousand thefts (including 732 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cherokee County, Oklahoma for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cherokee County increased by 32 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 77 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Cherokee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one thousand for Cherokee County, Oklahoma in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cherokee County, Oklahoma (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Cherokee County, Oklahoma (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Cherokee County, Oklahoma law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Cherokee County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.