Reported Annual Crime In Lawton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLawton/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,362n/a (estimate)5,5393,3082,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLawton/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a9.36.04.9
Rape55n/a56.847.338.6
Robbery208n/a214.976.8101.9
Assault670n/a692.1291.9237.8
Violent crime942n/a (estimate)973422373
Burglary1,218n/a1,258.3726.2491.4
Theft2,964n/a3,061.91,892.51,775.4
Vehicle theft238n/a245.9267.2220.2
Property crime4,420n/a (estimate)4,5662,8862,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lawton, OK. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lawton, OK, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Lawton, OK is 67% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Oklahoma, and when compared with the national average, is 94% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Lawton, OK has 131% higher than violent crime rate than Oklahoma average, while remaining 161% higher than the national average. In property crime, Lawton, OK is 58% higher than the average of Oklahoma and is 84% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lawton is 94% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.18 daily crimes that occur in Lawton.
  • Lawton is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lawton you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lawton has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Lawton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lawton, OK per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Oklahoma and on a national level. In Lawton, OK the total number of daily crimes is 1.67 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.94 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lawton, OK is 2.31 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.61 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lawton, OK has a daily crime rate that is 1.58 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.84 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Lawton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Lawton, OK in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Oklahoma as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Lawton, OK to other cities in the state and across the country, Lawton, OK is 1% safer than other cities of Oklahoma and 3% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Oklahoma cities and all around the United States, Lawton, OK has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Lawton, OK crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lawton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lawton is 1 in 103
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lawton is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lawton is 1 in 19
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lawton, OK? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Lawton, OK, then there is a 1 in 103 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 22. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 19 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lawton, OK.

Year Over Year Crime In Lawton (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Lawton, OK is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Lawton, OK has increased by 6% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Lawton, OK has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

Lawton police department

ItemLawtonOklahomaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2386,557556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.43.3
There are a total of 238 Lawton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.2% less than the Oklahoma average and 26.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Oklahoma

StateTotal offendersOklahoma /100KNational /100K
Oklahoma5,828166222
There are a total of 5,828 sex offenders in Oklahoma. This yields a total of 166 sex offenders in Oklahoma per 100,000 residents which is 25% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Elgin, OK2,560000
Fletcher, OK1,0591761,2041,380
Cache, OK2,9221682,0542,222
Medicine Park, OK2123322,2722,604
Faxon, OK735183,5444,063
Lawton, OK97,7889734,5665,539

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Compton, CA97,6639972,4313,428
Roanoke, VA97,9493383,8234,160
Pearland, TX97,4271532,0402,194
Albany, NY98,2878033,2514,054
Jurupa Valley, CA97,2472612,8683,129
Lawton, OK97,7889734,5665,539
Source: The Lawton, OK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.