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Violent 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 peopleEdmond/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,710n/a (estimate)1,7822,7522,324
Violent crime153n/a (estimate)159420370
Vehicle theft71n/a74.0314.0282.7
Property crime1,557n/a (estimate)1,6232,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Edmond, OK

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Edmond crime rate is 23.3% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Edmond, there were 153 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 159 per 100,000 individuals, 56.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, Edmond recorded 1557 property crimes, amounting to 1623 per 100,000 residents, 17% lower than the U.S. average.

During the most recently reported crime year, Edmond experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Edmond?

What do the local residents think about crime in Edmond? Well, based on a recent survey of 21 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 90% of Edmond residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 10% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Edmond a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Edmond is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Edmond has an overall crime rate that is 23% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 4.68 daily occurrences, comprising 0.42 violent crimes and 4.27 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Edmond as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Edmond Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Edmond. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Edmond has increased by 7.9%. Violent crimes have increased by 13.3%, while property crimes have increased by 7.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Edmond

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Edmond, the cost of living is 2.3% lower than the national average.

Edmond has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 1.65 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Edmond, the average rental rates are $1,092 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Edmond crime map

The Edmond crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Edmond 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 Edmond crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Edmond 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

      • Edmond crime rates are 23% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Edmond are 57% lower than the national average
      • In Edmond you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Edmond is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Edmond has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Edmond (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Edmond on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Oklahoma and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Edmond (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Oklahoma, are 1.54 times less than the state average and 1.30 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Edmond on a daily basis are 2.63 times less than than Oklahoma average and 2.32 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Edmond are 1.44 times less than the daily state average and 1.20 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Edmond (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Edmond to every other city in Oklahoma, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Edmond safe? The gauges above illustrate that Edmond is safer than 49% of every city located within Oklahoma along with 54% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Oklahoma and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Edmond, OK is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Edmond

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Edmond is 1 in 628
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Edmond is 1 in 62
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Edmond is 1 in 57
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Edmond? In Edmond, you have a 1 in 628 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 62. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Edmond, OK is 1 in 57.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Edmond, Oklahoma (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Edmond has increased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Edmond has increased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Edmond has increased by 9% year over year.

        Edmond police department

        Item Edmond Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1386,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.43.3
        There are a total of 138 Edmond police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.4% less than the Oklahoma average and 49.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Oklahoma

        State Total offenders Oklahoma /100K National /100K
        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
        Cashion, OK1,2860450450
        Piedmont, OK8,15536505541
        Forest Park, OK9790576576
        Cedar Valley, OK4701709421,112
        Woodlawn Park, OK1671709421,112
        Lake Aluma, OK601709421,112
        Choctaw, OK12,4671881,2511,439
        Edmond, OK93,1011591,6231,782

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Menifee, CA92,9682901,3721,662
        Greenville, NC92,8265682,7283,297
        Fishers, IN93,48878750828
        Lawton, OK93,5358372,0722,910
        Arden-Arcade, CA93,7196392,9923,631
        Edmond, OK93,1011591,6231,782
        Source: The Edmond, 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.