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Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,011 total crimes reported in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (1,278 of them violent). Of the 1,101 crimes that take place per year in Pontotoc County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma every 7 hours. This includes 15 murders, 132 rapes, and at least seven thousand thefts (including 499 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Pontotoc County has risen by 25%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 27%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Pontotoc County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Pontotoc County, Oklahoma in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pontotoc County, 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 counties like Pontotoc County, 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

Pontotoc 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 2007, the FBI determined that the agency's data were overreported. Consequently, affected data are not included in these graphs.
  • 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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