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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 451,735 total crimes reported in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (44,233 of them violent). Of the 45,174 crimes that occur a year in Oklahoma City, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma every 11 minutes. This includes 489 murders, 3,704 rapes, and more than three hundred and twenty-one thousand thefts (including 40,140 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Oklahoma City decreased by 17 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 25 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Oklahoma City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirty-nine thousand for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oklahoma City, 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 cities like Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • Complete arson figures for 1999 for Alabama, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma were not available.
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