SafeWise is happy to release our 5th annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Oklahoma for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Crime rates in the Sooner State are above national averages, but the 20 safest cities in Oklahoma buck that trend. Overall, the state saw 5.32 violent crimes per 1,000 in 2017, but every city on our list reported fewer than 1.30. Nationally, the violent crime rate is 4.49 incidents per 1,000 and the property crime rate is 27.11.
Oklahoma had about five more property crimes per 1,000 people than the rest of the country, with a rate of 32.73. But the safest cities beat that number with 100% of them reporting fewer than 29 property crimes per 1,000 people—and 90% stayed below the national rate as well.
Get all the details about Oklahoma’s safest cities and see if your hometown made the list.
Nine of the cities on this year’s list are repeats from 2018.
Elgin, the number one city, moved up from sixth place last year—and it reported only one violent crime.
90% of the cities reported fewer than 10 total violent crimes.
Oklahoma ranks property crime its top safety concern, and 16% reported a personal experience with property crime in the past year, according to our State of Safety report.
Statewide, murder by a stranger is the top violent crime concern in Oklahoma, but there were only two murders reported among all of the safest cities.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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