Oklahoma’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019

Mar 1, 2019 |
Oklahoma's Safest Cities

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.

Interesting Findings

  • 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.

The 20 Safest Cities in Oklahoma

#1

Elgin

+5

Elgin, Oklahoma
Population 3,164
Median Income $69,710
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.32
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.84

#2

Nichols Hills

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Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
Population 3,940
Median Income $144,833
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.51
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 14.21

#3

Hinton

-2

Hinton, Oklahoma
Population 3,273
Median Income $57,321
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.61
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.47

#4

Piedmont

+3

Piedmont, Oklahoma
Population 7,738
Median Income $85,577
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.65
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.14

#5

Verdigris

+6

Verdigris, Oklahoma
Population 4,488
Median Income $57,292
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.67
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.15

#6

Newcastle

-3

Newcastle, Oklahoma
Population 10,011
Median Income $80,489
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.70
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 21.18

#7

Elk City

+9

Hinton, Oklahoma
Population 12,057
Median Income $56,754
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.75
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 21.90

#8

Blanchard

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
Population 8,649
Median Income $70,094
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.81
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.07

#9

Collinsville

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
Population 6,836
Median Income $57,430
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.88
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 16.09

#10

Wynnewood

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Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Population 2,227
Median Income $35,542
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.90
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.02

#11

Spiro

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Spiro, Oklahoma
Population 2,184
Median Income $34,851
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.92
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.87

#12

Kingfisher

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Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Population 4,931
Median Income $53,407
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.01
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 22.51

#13

Cache

New

Cache, Oklahoma
Population 2,857
Median Income $60,762
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.05
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.30

#14

Sayre

New

Sayre, Oklahoma
Population 4,644
Median Income $29,500
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.69

#15

Marietta

New

Marietta, Oklahoma
Population 2,782
Median Income $43,065
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 28.40

#16

Alva

-11

Alva, Oklahoma
Population 5,149
Median Income $43,065
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.17
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.40

#17

Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Population 108,823
Median Income $70,788
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.24
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 21.82

#18

Sand Springs

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Population 19,977
Median Income $54,533
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.25
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 28.98

#19

Mannford

New

Mannford, Oklahoma
Population 3,150
Median Income $49,318
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.27
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.52

#20

Tishomingo

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Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Population 3,119
Median Income $27,946
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.28
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 10.58

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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.

If you would like to contact a SafeWise Safest Cities Analyst, please email info@safewise.com.

Sources:

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2017 Crime in the United States
SafeWise’s, “2019 State of Safety

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more

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