The Murder Capitals Of Oklahoma For 2021

These are the places in Oklahoma where people were killed most often, according to the latest FBI numbers.

This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. It is our seventh time ranking the most places with the most murders per capita in Oklahoma and is updated for 2021.

Do you live in one of the murder capitals of Oklahoma?

We all watch the news with horror when we hear about a homicide that happens not that far away from us. While a murder just blocks or even a couple of towns away from your house would make anyone uneasy, in the long run, most likely, where you live is relatively safe.

So we wanted to get the facts straight and dug into the FBI crime data in order to identify the places with the most murders and the highest murder rates per capita in Oklahoma.

The result is the Murder Capitals of the Sooner State for 2021:

  1. Lawton (Photos)
  2. Idabel (Photos)
  3. Oklahoma City (Photos)
  4. Tulsa (Photos)
  5. Chickasha (Photos)
  6. Clinton (Photos)
  7. Del City (Photos)
  8. Stillwater (Photos)
  9. Okmulgee (Photos)
  10. Midwest City

The city with highest murder rate in Oklahoma? That would be Idabel with 44.0 murders per 100,000 people.

While the city with highest number of murders period? Oklahoma City with 75.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. There were 'only' 36 cities in Oklahoma where a city reported a murder to the FBI, meaning 39 places had no murder.

For more reading on the Sooner State check out:

The 10 Murder Capitals Of Oklahoma For 2021

Lawton, OK

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Population: 92,256
Rank Last Year: 12
Murders: 15 (3rd Most)
Murders Per 100k: 16.3 (6th Most)
More on Lawton:  Data | Photos

Idabel, OK

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Population: 6,816
Rank Last Year: 8
Murders: 3 (9th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 44.0 (Most)
More on Idabel:  Data | Photos

Oklahoma City, OK

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Population: 657,890
Rank Last Year: 9
Murders: 75 (Most)
Murders Per 100k: 11.4 (11th Most)
More on Oklahoma City:  Data | Photos

Tulsa, OK

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Population: 401,700
Rank Last Year: 2
Murders: 55 (2nd Most)
Murders Per 100k: 13.7 (10th Most)
More on Tulsa:  Data | Photos

Chickasha, OK

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Population: 16,395
Rank Last Year: 27
Murders: 3 (9th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 18.3 (4th Most)
More on Chickasha:  Data | Photos

Clinton, OK

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Population: 9,179
Rank Last Year: 26
Murders: 2 (14th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 21.8 (2nd Most)
More on Clinton:  Data | Photos

Del City, OK

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Population: 21,794
Rank Last Year: 4
Murders: 3 (9th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 13.8 (9th Most)
More on Del City:  Data | Photos

Stillwater, OK

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Population: 51,008
Rank Last Year: 42
Murders: 5 (4th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 9.8 (15th Most)
More on Stillwater:  Data | Photos

Okmulgee, OK

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Population: 11,702
Rank Last Year: 11
Murders: 2 (14th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 17.1 (5th Most)
More on Okmulgee:  Data | Photos

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Population: 57,678
Rank Last Year: 22
Murders: 4 (6th Most)
Murders Per 100k: 6.9 (2Most)
More on Midwest City:  Data

How we calculated the murder capitals of Oklahoma

While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the most dangerous, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's last year of reporting. Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of murders that may happen in each city per year.

We only looked every single city in Oklahoma for which FBI data was available for the most recent FBI Crime In The United States. That left us with 36 cities to rank.

Finally, we averaged the two scores into an index:

  • The raw number of murders in each city
  • The murders per person

We felt as if a small place with 2,500 people and two murders makes it a lot more dangerous than a city of 25,000 people with three murders. Any ties went to the larger city. You can download the data here.

We must note that this report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments. It simply states where murders occurred most frequently on an absolute and rate basis.

There You Have It - The Places With The Most Murders In Oklahoma For 2021

If you're looking at the places in Oklahoma with the most murders, and where residents have the highest chances of being killed themselves, this is an accurate list. Again, these statistics are an indication of where crimes occur, not a statement about the effectiveness of the law enforcement in the areas they serve.

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Detailed List Of The Places With The Most Murder In Oklahoma For 2021

Rank City Murders Murders/100K
1 Lawton, OK 15 16.26
2 Idabel, OK 3 44.01
3 Oklahoma City, OK 75 11.4
4 Tulsa, OK 55 13.69
5 Chickasha, OK 3 18.3
6 Clinton, OK 2 21.79
7 Del City, OK 3 13.77
8 Stillwater, OK 5 9.8
9 Okmulgee, OK 2 17.09
10 Midwest City, OK 4 6.94
11 Bethany, OK 2 10.34
12 Sulphur, OK 1 19.89
13 Duncan, OK 2 8.97
14 Jenks, OK 2 8.24
15 Edmond, OK 5 5.28
16 Blackwell, OK 1 15.13
17 Seminole, OK 1 14.02
18 Bartlesville, OK 2 5.48
19 Norman, OK 4 3.2
20 Blanchard, OK 1 11.08
21 Pryor Creek, OK 1 10.64
22 Muskogee, OK 2 5.38
23 Owasso, OK 2 5.31
24 Warr Acres, OK 1 9.68
25 Guthrie, OK 1 8.62
26 Miami, OK 1 7.65
27 Ada, OK 1 5.77
28 McAlester, OK 1 5.61
29 Durant, OK 1 5.41
30 Altus, OK 1 5.38
31 Claremore, OK 1 5.32
32 Ardmore, OK 1 4.03
33 Bixby, OK 1 3.52
34 Shawnee, OK 1 3.16
35 Enid, OK 1 2.02
36 Moore, OK 1 1.59

About Chris Kolmar

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