Top 15 Safest Cities In Oklahoma For 2018

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We all want the finer things in life. Love, comfort and safety are at the top of everyone's list.

For a lot of people who live in the fine state of Oklahoma, safety isn't a problem, but we don't all get to live in the safest cities -- unless of course you live in Piedmont.

The purpose of this post is to determine where the safest cities to live are in the Sooner State. Those places where crime is usually something you hear about on Facebook, but not from your local paper.

In all, we analyzed 74 cities in Oklahoma with a population of more than 5,000 using the latest FBI crime data.

Here's the list of the safest cities in Oklahoma for 2018:

  1. Piedmont (Homes)
  2. Blanchard (Photos | Homes)
  3. Alva (Photos | Homes)
  4. Choctaw (Photos | Homes)
  5. Mustang (Photos | Homes)
  6. Bixby (Photos | Homes)
  7. Weatherford (Photos | Homes)
  8. Jenks (Photos | Homes)
  9. Newcastle (Homes)
  10. Vinita (Photos | Homes)
  11. Noble (Photos | Homes)
  12. Miami (Photos | Homes)
  13. Collinsville (Photos | Homes)
  14. Edmond (Photos | Homes)
  15. Skiatook (Photos | Homes)

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. Or for more reading on safe places to live and Oklahoma, check out:

How we calculated the safest cities in Oklahoma

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While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Sept 2017) in Oklahoma.

Specifically, we analyzed the FBI's Uniform Crime Report which summarizes the number of property crimes and violent crimes in each city per year. We used two criteria:

  • Violent crimes per capita (murders, assaults, rapes, armed robberies)
  • Property crimes per capita (thefts, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts)
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For example, there were a total of 40 crimes committed in Piedmont which had a reported population of 7,420. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0054 which translates into a 1 in 185 chance of being the victim of a crime.

We only looked at cities that have populations of more than 5,000 people reported to the FBI in 2016. This left us with a total of 74 of the biggest cities in Oklahoma to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 74 where 1 in any particular category is the safest.

Next, we averaged each places two criteria to create a Safety Index. We crowned the place with the lowest overall Safety Score "The Safest Place In Oklahoma".

The safest city, based on our criteria, is Piedmont. The most dangerous city in Oklahoma? Tulsa, where residents had a 1 in 14 chance of being the victim of a crime.

Note: This report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments, nor does it reflect the fact that people from out of town may come into a community and cause a crime. It simply looks at where crimes occurred most frequently, based on a city's population.

1. Piedmont

Population: 7,420
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67 (3rd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 471 (1st safest)
More on Piedmont: Real Estate | Data

Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council-manager government.

2. Blanchard

Blanchard, OK

Population: 8,461
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 70 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,028 (2nd safest)
More on Blanchard: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Blanchard is a city in McClain and Grady counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,670 at the 2010 census, up from 2,816 at the 2000 census. Blanchard is part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the "Tri-City Area" with Newcastle and Tuttle.

3. Alva

Alva, OK

Population: 5,227
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 20)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 57 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,186 (5th safest)
More on Alva: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Alva is a city in and the county seat of Woods County, Oklahoma, United States, along the Salt Fork Arkansas River. The population was 4,945 at the 2010 census. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is located in Alva.

4. Choctaw

Choctaw, OK
Source: Public domain

Population: 12,382
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 8)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 80 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,324 (7th safest)
More on Choctaw: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Choctaw is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. It is the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma. The city is located approximately 10 miles east of Oklahoma City and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

5. Mustang

Mustang, OK

Population: 20,813
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 100 (10th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,181 (4th safest)
More on Mustang: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Mustang is a growing city in the southeast corner of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,395 at the 2010 census, a 32.2 percent increase from 13,156 at the 2000 census. The city is now primarily known as a bedroom community for Oklahoma City.

6. Bixby

Bixby, OK

Population: 25,453
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 98 (7th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,508 (9th safest)
More on Bixby: PhotosReal Estate | Data

7. Weatherford

Weatherford, OK

Population: 12,399
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 7)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 88 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,524 (11th safest)
More on Weatherford: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Weatherford is a city in Custer County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 10,833 at the 2010 census.

8. Jenks

Jenks, OK

Population: 21,535
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111 (12th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,332 (8th safest)
More on Jenks: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Jenks is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, and a suburb of Tulsa, in the northeastern part of the state. It is situated between the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. Jenks is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,557, but by 2010, the population was 16,924, an increase of 77.1 percent.

9. Newcastle

Population: 9,816
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 8)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 50 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,006 (20th safest)
More on Newcastle: Real Estate | Data

Newcastle is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census.

10. Vinita

Vinita, OK

Population: 5,621
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 4)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142 (17th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,209 (6th safest)
More on Vinita: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Vinita is a city in south-central Craig County, in northeastern Oklahoma, United States. It is the county seat of Craig County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,743, a decrease of 11.22 percent from 6,469 at the 2000 census.

11. Noble

Noble, OK

Population: 6,699
Rank Last Year: 24 (Up 13)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104 (11th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,642 (13th safest)
More on Noble: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Noble is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 6,481 at the 2010 census. Noble is Cleveland County's third-largest city behind Norman and Moore.

12. Miami

Miami, OK

Population: 13,620
Rank Last Year: -
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 190 (24th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,138 (3rd safest)
More on Miami: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Miami is a city in and county seat of Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States, founded in 1891. Lead and zinc mining established by 1918, caused it to boom. It is the capital of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, after which it is named, the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma, Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians and Shawnee Tribe. As of the 2010 census, it had 13,570 inhabitants a one percent decline since 2000.

13. Collinsville

Collinsville, OK

Population: 6,678
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 119 (13th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,662 (14th safest)
More on Collinsville: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Collinsville is a city in Rogers and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a part of the Tulsa, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for Dr. A. H. Collins, an engineer and surveyor who first surveyed the land that became this community. The population was 5,606 according to the 2010 census, an increase of 37.5 percent from 4,077 at the 2000 census.

14. Edmond

Edmond, OK
Source: Public domain

Population: 91,869
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144 (18th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,519 (10th safest)
More on Edmond: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,405, making it the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

15. Skiatook

Skiatook, OK

Population: 8,005
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 99 (8th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,236 (27th safest)
More on Skiatook: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Skiatook is a city in Osage and Tulsa counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Located in the northeastern part of the state, about twenty miles north and west of Tulsa, it is a suburb of Tulsa. The population was 7,397 at the 2010 census, an increase of 37.1 percent from 5,396 at the 2000 census.

There You Have It - The Safest Cities In The Sooner State

Looking at the data, you can tell that Piedmont is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Oklahoma residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

Here's a look at the most dangerous cities in Oklahoma according to the data:

  1. Tulsa
  2. Catoosa
  3. Poteau
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In Oklahoma For 2018

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Piedmont, OK 7,420 67 471
2 Blanchard, OK 8,461 70 1,028
3 Alva, OK 5,227 57 1,186
4 Choctaw, OK 12,382 80 1,324
5 Mustang, OK 20,813 100 1,181
6 Bixby, OK 25,453 98 1,508
7 Weatherford, OK 12,399 88 1,524
8 Jenks, OK 21,535 111 1,332
9 Newcastle, OK 9,816 50 2,006
10 Vinita, OK 5,621 142 1,209
11 Noble, OK 6,699 104 1,642
12 Miami, OK 13,620 190 1,138
13 Collinsville, OK 6,678 119 1,662
14 Edmond, OK 91,869 144 1,519
15 Skiatook, OK 8,005 99 2,236
16 Elk City, OK 12,939 100 2,334
17 Owasso, OK 35,551 168 1,929
18 Holdenville, OK 5,743 139 2,054
19 Yukon, OK 26,546 165 1,955
20 Moore, OK 61,511 133 2,334
21 Broken Arrow, OK 108,088 153 2,124
22 Guymon, OK 12,001 216 1,691
23 Perry, OK 5,091 196 2,042
24 Harrah, OK 6,061 197 2,012
25 Sulphur, OK 5,130 175 2,358
26 The Village, OK 9,493 189 2,443
27 Clinton, OK 9,675 248 2,087
28 Blackwell, OK 6,837 307 1,682
29 Sand Springs, OK 19,961 135 3,321
30 Woodward, OK 13,223 196 2,828
31 Claremore, OK 19,076 199 2,946
32 Tuttle, OK 6,974 415 1,591
33 Tecumseh, OK 6,662 255 2,641
34 Wagoner, OK 8,787 204 2,981
35 Sapulpa, OK 20,667 285 2,341
36 Coweta, OK 9,589 281 2,492
37 Glenpool, OK 13,717 379 2,114
38 El Reno, OK 18,872 524 1,785
39 Henryetta, OK 5,732 226 3,349
40 Norman, OK 122,143 269 3,232
41 Lone Grove, OK 5,243 362 2,632
42 Bartlesville, OK 36,753 296 3,080
43 Stillwater, OK 49,637 288 3,177
44 Grove, OK 6,773 310 2,746
45 Midwest City, OK 57,797 218 3,849
46 Altus, OK 19,093 303 3,252
47 Bethany, OK 19,690 309 3,478
48 Duncan, OK 23,188 263 4,096
49 Pryor Creek, OK 9,455 624 2,739
50 Ada, OK 17,390 327 3,640
51 Guthrie, OK 11,486 409 3,552
52 Mcalester, OK 18,300 300 4,426
53 Chickasha, OK 16,579 663 3,027
54 Sallisaw, OK 8,530 269 4,935
55 Enid, OK 52,240 409 3,906
56 Warr Acres, OK 10,505 514 3,855
57 Seminole, OK 7,531 650 3,492
58 Cushing, OK 7,874 419 4,114
59 Purcell, OK 6,405 390 4,761
60 Pauls Valley, OK 6,163 405 4,900
61 Lawton, OK 96,420 809 3,828
62 Durant, OK 17,566 364 5,254
63 Idabel, OK 7,006 399 5,166
64 Oklahoma City, OK 641,681 783 3,901
65 Okmulgee, OK 12,177 706 3,991
66 Del City, OK 22,152 641 4,726
67 Muskogee, OK 38,293 1,028 3,864
68 Anadarko, OK 6,702 746 4,207
69 Ponca City, OK 24,647 872 3,919
70 Ardmore, OK 25,315 584 5,083
71 Shawnee, OK 31,560 839 4,496
72 Poteau, OK 8,770 592 6,385
73 Catoosa, OK 7,145 909 4,758
74 Tulsa, OK 405,748 1,095 5,904

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