Reported Annual Crime In Poteau

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoteau/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime601n/a (estimate)6,9113,3082,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePoteau/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.04.9
Rape3n/a34.547.338.6
Robbery4n/a46.076.8101.9
Assault20n/a230.0291.9237.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)310422373
Burglary138n/a1,586.9726.2491.4
Theft405n/a4,657.31,892.51,775.4
Vehicle theft31n/a356.5267.2220.2
Property crime574n/a (estimate)6,6012,8862,487
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 109% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Oklahoma, and when compared with the national average, is 142% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Poteau, OK has 26% lower than violent crime rate than Oklahoma average, while remaining 17% lower than the national average. In property crime, Poteau, OK is 129% higher than the average of Oklahoma and is 165% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Poteau is 142% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.93 daily crimes that occur in Poteau.
  • Poteau is safer than 11% 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 18%.

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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 2.09 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.42 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Poteau, OK are 1.36 times less than the Oklahoma average and 1.20 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Poteau, OK has a daily crime rate that is 2.29 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.65 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 8% of cities in Oklahoma and 11% 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 323
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 323 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 decreased by 28% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Poteau, OK has increased by 18% in the same time frame.

Poteau police department

ItemPoteauOklahomaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)296,557556,527
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 3.1% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Howe, OK758000
Heavener, OK3,397119865985
Shady Point, OK1,1431821,2471,429
Wister, OK1,1472021,3801,582
Panama, OK1,4572191,4971,716
Poteau, OK8,5633106,6016,911

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Franklin, KY8,5631713,8614,032
Tuscumbia, AL8,5652942,5492,843
Dormont, PA8,5651651,0831,248
Hoquiam, WA8,5601693,3473,515
Mayo, MD8,5602811,4241,705
Poteau, OK8,5633106,6016,911
Source: The Poteau, 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.