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Tulsa, Oklahoma Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 295,710 total crimes reported in Tulsa, Oklahoma (46,005 of them violent). Of the 29,571 crimes that occur a year in Tulsa, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tulsa, Oklahoma every 17 minutes. This includes 459 murders, 2,690 rapes, and more than one hundred and eighty-three thousand thefts (including 33,921 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Tulsa, Oklahoma for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Tulsa decreased by 2 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 10 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Tulsa. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly thirty thousand for Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tulsa, 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Tulsa, 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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