Reported Annual Crime In Poteau

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoteau/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime612n/a (estimate)6,9783,4332,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoteau/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a11.46.25.3
Rape6n/a68.452.040.4
Robbery2n/a22.880.6102.8
Assault43n/a490.3311.0248.5
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)593450386
Burglary171n/a1,949.8741.7468.9
Theft365n/a4,161.91,931.41,745.0
Vehicle theft24n/a273.7309.8236.9
Property crime560n/a (estimate)6,3852,9832,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Poteau, OK. These figures on reported criminal activity in Poteau, 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 Poteau, OK is 103% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Oklahoma, and when compared with the national average, is 146% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Poteau, OK has 32% higher than violent crime rate than Oklahoma average, while remaining 53% higher than the national average. In property crime, Poteau, OK is 114% higher than the average of Oklahoma and is 161% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spiro, OK2,74046831877
Howe, OK9831271,1441,271
Shady Point, OK1,0961941,2891,483
Wister, OK1,0252151,4271,642
Panama, OK1,2412331,5481,781
Pocola, OK4,0452481,5651,813
Heavener, OK3,3792412,1982,439
Poteau, OK8,6875936,3856,978

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poteau is 146% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 19.12 daily crimes that occur in Poteau.
  • Poteau is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Poteau you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Poteau has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Poteau (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Poteau, OK per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Oklahoma as well as national figures. In Poteau, OK the total number of daily crimes is 2.03 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.46 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Poteau, OK are 1.32 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.53 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Poteau, OK has a daily crime rate that is 2.14 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.61 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Poteau (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Poteau, OK area in comparison to other Oklahoma communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Poteau, OK being safer than 5% of cities in Oklahoma and 7% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Oklahoma cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Poteau, OK. In conclusion, Poteau, OK now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Poteau

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Poteau is 1 in 169
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Poteau is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Poteau is 1 in 15
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Poteau, OK? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Poteau, OK you have a 1 in 169 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Poteau, OK.

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

Determining whether Poteau, 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. Poteau, OK has increased by 91% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Poteau, OK has increased by 1% in the same time frame.

Poteau police department

ItemPoteauOklahomaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)296,557558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.43.3
There are a total of 29 Poteau police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1% less than the Oklahoma average and 3.6% greater 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Scott, LA8,687772,5632,640
New Richmond, WI8,6871571,9522,109
Hillview, KY8,688981,5411,639
Independent Hill, VA8,68488752840
Cortez, CO8,6831602,3862,545
Poteau, OK8,6875936,3856,978
Source: The Poteau, OK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.