These Are The 10 Safest Cities In Oklahoma For 2019

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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 75 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 2019:

  1. Piedmont (Homes)
  2. Blanchard (Photos | Homes)
  3. Alva (Photos | Homes)
  4. Mustang (Photos | Homes)
  5. Collinsville (Photos | Homes)
  6. Yukon (Photos | Homes)
  7. Holdenville (Photos | Homes)
  8. Edmond (Photos | Homes)
  9. Choctaw (Photos | Homes)
  10. Newcastle (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 2018) 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 37 crimes committed in Piedmont which had a reported population of 7,738. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.0048 which translates into a 1 in 209 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 2017. This left us with a total of 75 of the biggest cities in Oklahoma to rank.

We ranked each city for each criteria from 1 to 75 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 15 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.

Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 7,738
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 64 (1st safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 413 (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. Blanchard, OK
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 8,649
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 80 (4th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,306 (5th 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. Alva, OK
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Population: 5,149
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 116 (6th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,340 (7th 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. Mustang, OK
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Population: 21,392
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 158 (15th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,019 (2nd 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. Collinsville, OK
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 6,836
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 8)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 87 (5th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,609 (13th 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.
Yukon, OK
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 26,971
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 12)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 137 (10th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,572 (12th safest)
More on Yukon: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Founded in the 1890s, the town was named in reference to a gold rush in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for area farmers and the site of a large milling operation. It is now considered primarily a bedroom community for people who work in Oklahoma City. Holdenville, OK
Overall SnackAbility
3
/10

Population: 5,663
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 12)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 158 (14th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,447 (9th safest)
More on Holdenville: PhotosReal Estate | Data

Holdenville is a city in and county seat of Hughes County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 5,771 at the 2010 census, an increase of 22 percent from 4,732 at the 2000 census. Edmond, OK
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Population: 92,876
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 6)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 165 (18th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,328 (6th 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. Choctaw, OK
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Population: 12,556
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 5)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 143 (11th safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 1,728 (15th 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.
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Population: 10,011
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 69 (2nd safest)
Property Crimes Per 100k: 2,117 (26th 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.

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. Shawnee
For more reading, check out:

List Of Safest Cities In Oklahoma For 2019

Rank City Population Violent Crimes Per 100k Property Crimes Per 100k
1 Piedmont, OK 7,738 64 413
2 Blanchard, OK 8,649 80 1,306
3 Alva, OK 5,149 116 1,340
4 Mustang, OK 21,392 158 1,019
5 Collinsville, OK 6,836 87 1,609
6 Yukon, OK 26,971 137 1,572
7 Holdenville, OK 5,663 158 1,447
8 Edmond, OK 92,876 165 1,328
9 Choctaw, OK 12,556 143 1,728
10 Newcastle, OK 10,011 69 2,117
11 Jenks, OK 22,693 193 1,264
12 Guymon, OK 11,733 187 1,406
13 Elk City, OK 12,057 74 2,189
14 Bixby, OK 26,131 130 1,986
15 Lone Grove, OK 5,252 209 1,104
16 Broken Arrow, OK 108,823 124 2,181
17 Weatherford, OK 12,178 164 1,896
18 Moore, OK 62,476 176 1,895
19 Noble, OK 6,799 220 1,559
20 Owasso, OK 36,869 187 1,977
21 Harrah, OK 6,215 193 2,011
22 Blackwell, OK 6,765 221 1,729
23 Sand Springs, OK 19,977 125 2,898
24 Clinton, OK 9,455 222 1,829
25 Claremore, OK 19,147 161 2,668
26 Skiatook, OK 8,018 174 2,407
27 El Reno, OK 19,133 277 1,719
28 Vinita, OK 5,532 198 2,458
29 Miami, OK 13,470 252 2,197
30 Glenpool, OK 13,954 365 1,569
31 Duncan, OK 22,909 148 3,526
32 Perry, OK 5,000 300 1,940
33 The Village, OK 9,512 262 2,344
34 Tuttle, OK 7,140 294 2,072
35 Henryetta, OK 5,737 191 3,102
36 Stillwater, OK 50,159 273 2,238
37 Sapulpa, OK 21,062 256 2,639
38 Tecumseh, OK 6,699 208 3,030
39 Seminole, OK 7,415 337 2,036
40 Coweta, OK 9,718 236 2,912
41 Guthrie, OK 11,713 324 2,279
42 Altus, OK 19,054 278 2,671
43 Sulphur, OK 5,105 254 2,997
44 Bartlesville, OK 36,788 222 3,117
45 Norman, OK 124,074 282 2,712
46 Bethany, OK 19,620 285 2,838
47 Woodward, OK 12,655 300 2,741
48 Sallisaw, OK 8,548 198 3,942
49 Tahlequah, OK 16,905 153 5,442
50 Midwest City, OK 57,772 264 3,186
51 Ada, OK 17,455 326 3,466
52 Enid, OK 51,257 339 3,416
53 Chickasha, OK 16,489 545 2,983
54 Wagoner, OK 8,931 403 3,381
55 Pryor Creek, OK 9,517 851 2,910
56 Cushing, OK 7,790 436 3,684
57 Anadarko, OK 6,756 488 3,804
58 Grove, OK 6,868 378 4,222
59 Idabel, OK 6,940 331 5,374
60 Oklahoma City, OK 648,260 787 3,752
61 Purcell, OK 6,483 385 4,735
62 Durant, OK 17,871 341 5,282
63 Warr Acres, OK 10,480 524 4,341
64 Ardmore, OK 25,211 519 4,410
65 Pauls Valley, OK 6,225 401 4,819
66 Okmulgee, OK 12,183 730 4,087
67 Ponca City, OK 24,397 827 3,922
68 Del City, OK 22,046 748 3,968
69 Lawton, OK 94,134 882 3,843
70 Mcalester, OK 18,181 577 4,625
71 Muskogee, OK 38,199 1,206 4,479
72 Poteau, OK 8,913 583 6,103
73 Shawnee, OK 31,725 1,223 4,523
74 Catoosa, OK 7,129 1,052 5,232
75 Tulsa, OK 404,868 1,040 5,455

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