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Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,790 total crimes reported in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma (825 of them violent). Of the 1,279 crimes that happen every year in Pittsburg County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma every 6 hours. This includes 15 murders, 85 rapes, and almost nine thousand thefts (including 640 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Pittsburg County has grown by 42%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 11%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Pittsburg County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for Pittsburg County, Oklahoma in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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

  • In 2008, the FBI determined that the agency's data were overreported. Consequently, those data are not included in these graphs.
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