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4%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
21%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
1%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClinton/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime201n/a (estimate)2,4282,7522,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape6n/a72.557.540.0
Robbery4n/a48.340.666.1
Assault27n/a326.1314.8268.2
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)447420370
Burglary42n/a507.2482.6269.8
Theft103n/a1,244.01,535.71,401.9
Vehicle theft19n/a229.5314.0282.7
Property crime164n/a (estimate)1,9812,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Clinton, OK

The Clinton crime rates are 4.5% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 37 violent crimes in Clinton (447 per 100,000 people), which is 20.8% higher than the national average and there were a total of 164 property crimes (1981 per 100,000 residents) which is 1.3% higher than average.

When evaluating the Clinton crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Clinton crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Clinton showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Clinton exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1981 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Clinton maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

Is Clinton a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Clinton, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Clinton presents a total crime rate that is 4% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Clinton experiences an average of 0.55 daily crimes, comprising 0.1 violent incidents and 0.45 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Clinton Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Clinton. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Clinton has increased by 2%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 68.2%, while property crime has increased by 6.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Clinton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Clinton

In Clinton, the poverty rate currently stands at 9.2%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Clinton crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Clinton, 74.7% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Clinton, the cost of living is 14.99% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Clinton crime map



The Clinton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Clinton as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Clinton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Clinton crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Clinton crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clinton are 21% higher than the national average
  • In Clinton you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clinton is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clinton has increased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Clinton (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Clinton, per 100,000 residents. In Clinton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times less than the Oklahoma average and 1.04 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Clinton are 1.06 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.21 times more than the national average. For property crime, Clinton has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the Oklahoma average and 1.01 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Clinton (higher is better)

        Is Clinton safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Oklahoma as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Clinton to other cities in the state and across the country, Clinton is 18% safer than other cities of Oklahoma and 22% safer than other cities in the nation. Clinton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clinton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clinton is 1 in 224
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clinton is 1 in 51
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Clinton is 1 in 42
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Clinton, Oklahoma you have a 1 in 224 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 51 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Clinton.

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

        A good indicator of whether Clinton is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Clinton has increased by 82%, while the property crime rate in Clinton has increased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Clinton has increased by 10% year over year.

        Clinton police department

        Item Clinton Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)286,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.43.3
        There are a total of 28 Clinton police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.4% less than the Oklahoma average and 6.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Oklahoma

        State Total offenders Oklahoma /100K National /100K
        Oklahoma7,097203266
        There are a total of 7,097 sex offenders in Oklahoma. This yields a total of 203 sex offenders in Oklahoma per 100,000 residents which is 24% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Butler, OK268000
        Burns Flat, OK1,9740666666
        New Cordell, OK2,7531881,0441,232
        Arapaho, OK9535072,8143,321
        Corn, OK6215232,9033,426
        Foss, OK1635232,9033,426
        Bessie, OK2535543,0753,629
        Clinton, OK9,1174471,9812,428

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Fallston, MD9,1182701,1071,377
        Yorkshire, VA9,1182361,7111,947
        Columbia City, IN9,1151808381,017
        Greenville, RI9,1141341,0001,133
        Warren, PA9,1273311,7542,086
        Clinton, OK9,1174471,9812,428
        Source: The Clinton, OK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.