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The 20 Safest Cities in Oklahoma — 2016

Safest Cities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is not only the birthplace of superstars like Brad Pitt and Garth Brooks, it’s also home to some of the safest cities in the country. Community pride is evident in Oklahoma’s 20 safest cities, 90% of which are our list for the second year in a row. Sooner State residents can feel safe as they take full advantage of Oklahoma’s intense college football games and celebrations like the Red Earth Native American Festival.

Of Oklahoma’s 20 safest cities, 30% reported no violent crimes according to the FBI’s most recent crime report. Sixteen of the safest cities reported five or fewer violent crimes, and 80% had 30 or fewer property crimes. None of the safest cities reported any murders, and 16 cities also had zero robberies. Residents of these cities should feel that their belongings are safe as well — less than seven in 1,000 people are likely to be the victim of a property crime.

In addition to stellar safety records, Oklahoma also boasts a low cost of living and showed strong resilience during the recent recession. Whether you like wide open prairies or prefer the action of cities like Tulsa and Oklahoma City, the state has a lot to offer. See if your favorite Oklahoma city made our list, and visit our Oklahoma Safety Directory to find out how you can keep your home, family, and city safe.

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Oklahoma

To identify the 10 safest cities in Oklahoma, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2014, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 2,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

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From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

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1. Elgin 

Previous rank: 2

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 1.38

2. Haskell

Previous rank: Not ranked

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.50

3. Hinton ↑

Previous rank: 5

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.00

4. Pocola 

Previous rank: 8

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.49

5. Verdigris 

Previous rank: 11

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.70 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.44

6. Chouteau 

Previous rank: Not ranked

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 5.27

7. Walters 

Previous rank: 6

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 5.44

8. Waurika 

Previous rank: 20

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.47 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.91

9. Tishomingo 

Previous rank: 21

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.65 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 5.86

10. Piedmont 

Previous rank: 15

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.30 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 6.59

11. Blanchard 

Previous rank: 28

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.75  
Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.63

12. Spiro 

Previous rank: 9

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.46 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.27

13. Hennessey 

Previous rank: 27

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.46 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.76

14. Hooker 

Previous rank: 10

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.44 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.64

15. Coweta 

Previous rank: 39

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.87
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.32

16. Wilburton 

Previous rank: 1

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 2.56 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.78

17. Mangum ↑

Previous rank: 36

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.68 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.76

18. Jones 

Previous rank: 23

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.39
Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.40

19. Wynnewood ↓

Previous rank: 16

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00 
Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.84

20. Sayre 

Previous rank: 18

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.70
Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.64

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Check the remaining cities below, and take a look at the most recent FBI crime data here.

21. McLoud 22. Collinsville 23. Skiatook
24. Nichols Hills 25. Wewoka 26. Healdton
27. Choctaw 28. Fort Gibson 29. Newkirk
30. Sulphur 31. Lone Grove 32. Bixby
33. Mannford 34. Holdenville 35. Owasso
36. Mustang 37. Cordell 38. Perry
39. Nicoma Park 40. Broken Arrow 41. Tuttle
42. Edmond 43. Dewey 44. Weatherford
45. Yukon 46. Guymon 47. Kingfisher
48. Calera 49. Lindsay 50. Spencer
51. Pawnee 52. Drumright 53. Hominy
54. Heavener 55. Madill 56. Chandler
57. Lexington 58. Watonga 59. Claremore
60. Blackwell 61. Stroud 62. Glenpool
63. Perkins 64. Tonkawa 65. Newcastle
66. Clinton 67. Marlow 68. Fairview
69. Noble 70. El Reno 71. Jay
72. Stigler 73. Harrah 74. Elk City
75. Moore 76. Cushing 77. Bartlesville
78. Norman 79. Guthrie 80. Roland
81. Sapulpa 82. Stillwater 83. Grove
84. Hartshorne 85. Checotah 86. Pawhuska
87. Okemah 88. Bethany 89. Muldrow
90. Purcell 91. Antlers 92. Tecumseh
93. Frederick 94. Sand Springs 95. Marietta
96. Henryetta 97. Hobart 98. Altus
99. Woodward 100. Prague

How safe is your home?

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

How safe is your home?

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

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