Oklahoma January 01, 2020
According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Oklahoma For 2020
As we head into 2020, be careful if you live or visit the 10 most dangerous cities in Oklahoma. The FBI just released the latest crime data and Oklahoma ranked the tenth most dangerous state in the country. Keep scrolling to view the 10 cities we can thank for this less-than-desirable ranking.
# 10 - Oklahoma City
The largest city in the state, Oklahoma City, comes in last place on the list. Property crime is still higher than we would like to see but it does have less violent crime than Tulsa.
#9 - Ardmore
Ardmore's crime has improved over the years, making it the 9th most dangerous city in the state versus its previously ranking as #1 in recent years. With almost 25,000 residents, those living in Ardmore have a 1 in 156 chance of being the victim of a violent crime and a 1 in 22.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime.
#8 - Idabel
As the smallest city to make the list, Idabel's property crime has increased since 2017, making it the 8th most dangerous city in Oklahoma.
#7 - Muskogee
Muskogee has been making great strides in recent years, dropping in overall crime. Even though it's ranked as the 7th most dangerous city in the state, violent crime fell by a whopping 87% between 2017-2018.
#6 - Catoosa
Residents of Catoosa have a 1 in 1218 chance of being the victim of a property crime, making it the 6th most dangerous city in the state. The good news is violent crime has declined 10% since 2017.
#5 - Del City
Just a few miles east of Oklahoma City is Del City - ranked as the 5th most dangerous city in the state. On a positive note, property crime and violent crime has been on the decline this past year.
#4 - Anadarko
Anadarko climbed the dangerous ladder quite a bit this year. Last year they ranked 19th and this year they are at the top of the list at #4. Violent and property crimes nearly tripled this year, so be careful if you visit this town.
#3 - McAlester
With a population of almost 18,000 residents, McAlester comes in third place for overall crime. Residents have a 1 in 17.5 chance of being the victim of theft or arson.
#2 - Tulsa
The second-largest city in the state, Tulsa, comes in second place again for the most dangerous city in the state. Residents have a 1% chance of being the victim of violence and about a 5% chance of being the victim of theft or arson in 2018.
#1 - Shawnee
Surprisingly, Shawnee, located in central Oklahoma, ranked the most dangerous city in the state. They have the 5th worst rate of property crime in the state but the good news is, they had a 52% drop in violent crime between 2017-2018.
In case you’re curious, here are the safest cities in Oklahoma:
Blanchard (Pop. 8,886)
Piedmont (Pop. 8,080)
Lone Grove (Pop. 5,090)
Click here to view how these cities were determined the most dangerous.
Address: Oklahoma, USA