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Most Dangerous Cities in Oklahoma 2024

According to NIBRS, Violent crime in the United States is most likely to be committed in urban areas, Violent crime field is made up of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. There are Oklahoma cities with violent crime rates that exceed the national average, To determine the most dangerous cities in Oklahoma in 2024, we have reviewed the number of violent crimes reported in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 per 1,000 residents, with data from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Oklahoma City being most populous city in Oklahoma registered 10,790 number of Violent cases, other high crime rate cities include Pauls Valley, Anadarko, Ponca City, Muskogee, Sallisaw, Tulsa, Tecumseh, Bethany and Wagoner.

RankCitiesPopulationViolent CrimesViolent CrimesViolent CrimesChangeCrime Rate
20212019202020212020 - 2021per 1000 persons
1Pauls Valley6,101301802426239.67
2Anadarko6,44448275242-3337.55
3Ponca City23,307152-830-35.61
4Muskogee36,5983891,3511,179-17232.21
5Sallisaw8,405271892374828.20
6Tulsa404,2553,964-11,394-28.19
7Tecumseh6,65627190183-727.49
8Bethany19,20973-520-27.07
9Wagoner9,4791413824911126.27
10Claremore18,96123-489-25.79
11Poteau8,942372052221724.83
12Hugo5,04724981232524.37
13Duncan22,145374445389424.29
14Guthrie11,968222162755922.98
15Purcell6,40920154132-2220.60
16Miami12,885701792598020.10
17Noble7,329171261441819.65
18Enid49,545204-972-19.62
19Cushing7,55810138146819.32
20Ardmore24,795205-469-18.92
21Bartlesville36,688111-689-18.78
22Clinton8,94346167167018.67
23Coweta10,29723192185-717.97
24Skiatook8,18912981424417.34
25Lawton92,711854-1,580-17.04
26Seminole6,99322851183316.87
27Woodward11,87131239200-3916.85
28Shawnee31,724156-519-16.36
29Del City21,665188-351-16.20
30Oklahoma City670,872-10,58010,79021016.08
31Grove7,24217118113-515.60
32Stillwater50,78616059378018715.36
33Vinita5,2641164781414.82
34Collinsville7,765111021151314.81
35Ada17,28071-255-14.76
36Altus18,007422332552214.16
37Norman127,3043351,5091,77927013.97
38Harrah6,80559794-313.81
39Catoosa6,87638-94-13.67
40Okmulgee11,53172241154-8713.36
41McAlester17,729-241231-1013.03
42Holdenville5,394207270-212.98
43El Reno21,018422062605412.37
44Sapulpa21,53558-266-12.35
45Elk City11,326131181341611.83
46Guymon10,960361121221011.13
47Choctaw12,938141201432311.05
48Blackwell6,474136371810.97
49Lone Grove5,225044571310.91
50Yukon29,467452743083410.45
51Tuttle7,796-7378510.01
52Sand Springs20,13922-199-9.88
53Owasso38,0578036737479.83
54Broken Arrow112,990138-1,067-9.44
55Pryor Creek9,37756-88-9.38
56Durant19,51867-173-8.86
57Bixby29,32730256253-38.63
58Henryetta5,464115246-68.42
59Blanchard9,30318078-28.38
60Newcastle11,78888097178.23
61Jenks25,1112719419957.92
62Weatherford12,01325-85-7.08
63Tahlequah17,1261111612157.07
64The Village9,70921-65-6.69
65Edmond96,861138537622856.42
66Mustang24,82247-144-5.80
67Piedmont9,38583348155.11

Top 10 most dangerous cities in Oklahoma

The top ten in most dangerous cities in Oklahoma in 2023 are Pauls Valley, Anadarko, Ponca City, Muskogee, Sallisaw, Tulsa, Tecumseh, Bethany, Wagoner and Claremore. In any city Crime will not be everywhere, Most of the Crime is often concentrated in some of the neighbourhoods, we listed few cities in Oklahoma to take extra care when you plan to move to the city and the area.

Pauls Valley

Pauls Valley population is 6,101. There are 242 crime cases in 2021, It is the most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 39.67 per 1000 residents in 2021. Pauls Valley recorded 1 Kidnapping, 14 sex offenses, 6 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 2 Arson, 24 Motor vehicle theft, 4 Robbery, 105 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Anadarko

Anadarko population is 6,444. There are 242 crime cases in 2021, It is the second most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 37.55 per 1000 residents in 2021. Anadarko recorded 1 Homicides, 1 Kidnapping, 21 sex offenses, 5 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 6 Arson, 12 Motor vehicle theft, 3 Robbery, 197 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Ponca City

Ponca City population is 23,307. There are 830 crime cases in 2021, It is the third most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 35.61 per 1000 residents in 2021. Ponca City recorded 1 Homicides, 5 Kidnapping, 61 sex offenses, 21 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 6 Arson, 85 Motor vehicle theft, 16 Robbery, 289 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Muskogee

Muskogee population is 36,598. There are 1,179 crime cases in 2021, It is the fourth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 32.21 per 1000 residents in 2021. Muskogee recorded 7 Homicides, 31 Kidnapping, 71 sex offenses, 28 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 9 Arson, 114 Motor vehicle theft, 24 Robbery, 459 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Sallisaw

Sallisaw population is 8,405. There are 237 crime cases in 2021, It is the fifth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 28.20 per 1000 residents in 2021. Sallisaw recorded 1 Kidnapping, 24 sex offenses, 13 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 1 Arson, 31 Motor vehicle theft, 2 Robbery, 127 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Tulsa

Tulsa population is 404,255. There are 11,394 crime cases in 2021, It is the sixth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 28.19 per 1000 residents in 2021. Tulsa recorded 74 Homicides, 89 Kidnapping, 595 sex offenses, 285 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 103 Arson, 4,275 Motor vehicle theft, 597 Robbery, 1,205 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Tecumseh

Tecumseh population is 6,656. There are 183 crime cases in 2021, It is the seventh most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 27.49 per 1000 residents in 2021. Tecumseh recorded 1 Homicides, 7 sex offenses, 3 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 1 Arson, 22 Motor vehicle theft, 91 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Bethany

Bethany population is 19,209. There are 520 crime cases in 2021, It is the eighth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 27.07 per 1000 residents in 2021. Bethany recorded 4 Kidnapping, 22 sex offenses, 14 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 5 Arson, 84 Motor vehicle theft, 6 Robbery, 162 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Wagoner

Wagoner population is 9,479. There are 249 crime cases in 2021, It is the ninth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 26.27 per 1000 residents in 2021. Wagoner recorded 2 Homicides, 3 Kidnapping, 24 sex offenses, 5 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 2 Arson, 19 Motor vehicle theft, 3 Robbery, 165 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Claremore

Claremore population is 18,961. There are 489 crime cases in 2021, It is the tenth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 25.79 per 1000 residents in 2021. Claremore recorded 2 Kidnapping, 67 sex offenses, 38 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 2 Arson, 52 Motor vehicle theft, 4 Robbery, 276 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Poteau

Poteau population is 8,942. There are 222 crime cases in 2021, It is the eleventh most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 24.83 per 1000 residents in 2021. Poteau recorded 8 Kidnapping, 12 sex offenses, 3 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 23 Motor vehicle theft, 2 Robbery, 60 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Hugo

Hugo population is 5,047. There are 123 crime cases in 2021, It is the twelfth most dangerous cities in Oklahoma by 2023, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 24.37 per 1000 residents in 2021. Hugo recorded 1 Homicides, 2 Kidnapping, 4 sex offenses, 1 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 9 Arson, 25 Motor vehicle theft, 1 Robbery, 84 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Miami

Miami population is 12,885. There are 259 crime cases in 2021, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 20.10 per 1000 residents in 2021. Miami recorded 2 Homicides, 6 Kidnapping, 13 sex offenses, 6 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 12 Arson, 44 Motor vehicle theft, 5 Robbery, 170 Drug/Narcotic offenses.

Oklahoma Offenses(Crime/Property/Social) in 2021

Below are the Oklahoma Offenses in 2021, detailed by Violent and Property Crimes, Violent cases include Assault, Homicides, Sex Offences, Rape, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Drug and Narcotic cases. Property Crimes in Oklahoma include Burglary, Breaking, Property Vandalism, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft and other offenses.

Rank (Total Offenses)CitiesPopulation (2021)Violent CrimeProperty CrimesSociety OffensesTotal Offenses AssaultHomicideKidnappingsSex OffensesRapeArsonMotor Vehicle TheftRobberyDrug/NarcoticTotal Offenses per 1000
1Anadarko6,444242370211823219112156123197127.72
2Pauls Valley6,101242355117714227011462244105117.03
3Hugo5,047123348995701161241925184112.94
4Ponca City23,3078301,3723412,54376315612168516289109.11
5Tulsa404,25511,39427,9782,27041,64210,62774895952851034,2755971,205103.01
6Sallisaw8,405237423140800212012413131212795.18
7Poteau8,942222538718312020812302326092.93
8Muskogee36,5981,1791,6215933,3931,070731712891142445992.71
9Miami12,8852596851931,137238261361244517088.24
10Wagoner9,47924936118279222023245219316583.55
11Claremore18,9614897813091,579420026738252427683.28
12Bethany19,2095208571971,574494042214584616281.94
13Ardmore24,7954691,3232372,029421310351941041219681.83
14Del City21,6653519574581,766316842365831833681.51
15Seminole6,99311836980567109009204607381.08
16Tecumseh6,656183244105532175107312209179.93
17Shawnee31,7245191,6883152,522455014501631501127779.50
18Sand Springs20,1391991,1662161,581169542151114619578.50
19Oklahoma City670,87210,79037,2763,62351,6899,5951001519294061123,5056532,20577.05
20Bartlesville36,6886891,5805472,8166164861218901447276.76
21Duncan22,1455381,0291211,68849524377445910076.22
22Grove7,242113332104549105026312009675.81
23Catoosa6,8769429611650684037116819873.59
24McAlester17,7292317203501,30120518179249632573.38
25Cushing7,55814630686538138017311917771.18
26Guthrie11,9682754631038412552117413827870.27
27Purcell6,40913227929440120048232832268.65
28Ada17,2802556432621,16023419119341922567.13
29Enid49,5459722,0103423,32486904992541081027767.09
30Woodward11,871200546497951791020452623866.97
31Clinton8,94316729611457714600213537410064.52
32Norman127,3041,7795,8584878,1241,5721281785365133137163.82
33Collinsville7,7651151612044801000510406218161.82
34Skiatook8,189142291715041231117331506761.55
35Durant19,5181737802381,19116210106164221861.02
36Altus18,0072555982231,07623124185125320559.75
37Sapulpa21,5352667023161,284234042821175627659.62
38Stillwater50,7867801,7065122,99871317591918721541159.03
39Okmulgee11,53115442257633144127302843554.90
40Vinita5,2647814169288640014301726054.71
41Coweta10,29718520617056117003122111115354.48
42Harrah6,80594176933638511711618953.34
43Elk City11,326134322126582115289213009651.39
44Henryetta5,4644612110927641005221619850.51
45Noble7,329144187393701300014201303550.48
46El Reno21,0182604942811,03524610139542525349.24
47Holdenville5,394701761726366103361621248.76
48Yukon29,4673089251931,42627204327025017048.39
49Lone Grove5,22557131532415202321615046.12
50Pryor Creek9,377882845042279027204324345.00
51Tahlequah17,1261212973437611180211015330744.44
52Blackwell6,474711714428666014241213844.18
53Broken Arrow112,9901,0673,2784814,82696467902452702140342.71
54Guymon10,960122296454631050413841803542.24
55Edmond96,8616222,4928333,947527168832357970740.75
56Tuttle7,79678133104315620016121318940.41
57The Village9,709652585838159015212054839.24
58Owasso38,0573748652371,476336013716082219938.78
59Newcastle11,7889727182450860110513407438.17
60Lawton92,7111,5801,3515363,4671,46412139139412164440637.40
61Weatherford12,01385215126426800055011011735.46
62Choctaw12,938143213894451250513311118034.39
63Bixby29,32725359714999922812229252311934.06
64Mustang24,82214439526980812503165116123932.55
65Jenks25,111199549197671801117514311330.54
66Blanchard9,303781334125273104111703727.09
67Piedmont9,3854868141304200641501213.85

Crime data in Oklahoma State Universities

Below is the crime data in 2021 of Universities in Oklahoma:

Rank (Total Offenses)UniversitiesPopulation (2021)Violent CrimeProperty CrimesSociety OffensesTotal Offenses AssaultHomicideKidnappingsSex OffensesRapeArsonMotor Vehicle TheftRobberyDrug/NarcoticTotal Offenses per 1000
1University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center3,72290119322418601300712964.75
2Langston University2,6144160591603500642203861.21
3University of Oklahoma, Norman31,445363926048829016301105815.52
4Oklahoma State University, Tulsa1,26531401730000020013.44
5Oklahoma City University3,0710281341000000101213.35
6Oklahoma State University, Main Campus26,463552133730544001180503611.53
7Bacone College31412031000000009.55
8Eastern Oklahoma State College1,829344112001000046.01
9Seminole State College1,925470112002000005.71
10Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College2,285184131000001025.69
11Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee3,0242112150002000014.96
12East Central University4,4133111152001112013.40
13Northwestern Oklahoma State University2,29515170001100013.05
14Southwestern Oklahoma State University5,7681142171000000022.95
15Mid-America Christian University2,38213371000000032.94
16Southeastern Oklahoma State University6,5341121141000001012.14
17Rogers State University4,29024391001000032.10
18Tulsa Community College22,5697361447000002011.95
19Cameron University4,76727091001101001.89
20Northeastern State University, Tahlequah9,0751160171000000001.87
21Oklahoma City Community College17,240942159000000020.87
Below is the list of Oklahoma most dangerous cities in 2020:
Crime RankCityPopulation (2020)Violent CrimeProperty CrimesTotal OffensesViolent per 1000Property per 1000Total Offenses per 1000
1Anadarko6,4732755441,0234284158
2Muskogee36,8841,3511,9833,7423754101
3Pauls Valley6,1111803706092961100
4Tecumseh6,652190346613295292
5Purcell6,4451543736432458100
6Poteau8,899205538825236093
7Sallisaw8,448189377719224585
8Okmulgee11,6272417351,041216390
9Duncan22,2264441,3051,896205985
10Woodward12,143239516830204268
11Hugo5,067983385141967101
12Coweta10,109192246546192454
13Clinton9,094167387716184379
14Guthrie11,829216443723183761
15Cushing7,592138341530184570
16Noble7,117126224379183153
17Grove7,210118402585165681
18Oklahoma City663,66110,58039,92554,569166082
19Wagoner9,283138307571153362
20Harrah6,68197183319152748
21Miami13,032179549916144270
22Collinsville7,441102189372142550
23McAlester17,7522418351,420144780
24Holdenville5,47072214324133959
25Altus18,1842337871,178134365
26Vinita5,26464111246122147
27Seminole6,99485298439124363
28Skiatook8,13598294448123655
29Norman126,4801,5095,5137,626124460
30Stillwater50,8315932,1793,079124361
31Sulphur5,05556146259112951
32Guymon10,939112288472102643
33Elk City11,571118386583103350
34El Reno20,348206510953102547
35Owasso37,8153671,0211,582102742
36Blackwell6,50863179274102842
37Yukon28,7352749791,419103449
38Henryetta5,5275222332094058
39Tuttle7,7687314027291835
40Choctaw12,85012030947592437
41Bixby28,84025659496292133
42Blanchard9,0908018528892032
43Lone Grove5,1534412618892436
44Jenks24,63919456079482332
45Newcastle11,0388029249872645
46Tahlequah16,93611661296273657
47Edmond95,5715372,6513,81462840
48Piedmont8,9313311916541318

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