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Oklahoma Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Oklahoma. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Oklahoma compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Oklahoma, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,574,238 total crimes reported in Oklahoma (178,052 of them violent). Of the 157,424 crimes that take place per year in Oklahoma, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oklahoma every 3 minutes. This includes 1,981 murders, 14,908 rapes, and at least one million thefts (including 127,334 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Oklahoma for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Oklahoma has been reduced by 9%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 11%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Oklahoma. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and forty-eight thousand for Oklahoma in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oklahoma (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Oklahoma (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Oklahoma law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Oklahoma 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.