Violent crime in Oklahoma is at 10-year low, statistics show

Violent crime reports in Oklahoma fell to their lowest level in 10 years last year, according to statistics released Friday by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL mkimball@opubco.com Modified: October 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm •  Published: October 5, 2012
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The total value of property stolen in Oklahoma last year was estimated at about $213 million. Only about a fifth of it was recovered.

Larceny reports have consistently been near or below 80,000 per year in Oklahoma since 2005, when the category showed a sudden drop as gas stations stopped allowing drivers to pump gasoline before they paid for it.

Oklahoma County had the highest crime rate in the state, with about 58 crimes reported per 100,000 residents. Cimarron County in the Panhandle had the lowest rate with about seven crimes reported per 100,000 residents.

What is tracked?

The FBI's uniform crime reports track several violent and property crime categories.

Violent crimes tracked include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and arson. Property crimes tracked include larceny, burglary and auto theft.