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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 peopleHowe/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6n/a (estimate)9522,7522,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)159420370
Vehicle theft1n/a158.7314.0282.7
Property crime5n/a (estimate)7942,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Howe, OK

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Howe is 59% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 1 violent crimes reported in Howe, equivalent to 159 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 57.1%. Additionally, Howe recorded 5 property crimes, amounting to 794 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 59.4%.

Howe 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.

Is Howe a Safe Place to Live?

Is Howe a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Howe has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 59%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.02 daily incidents, encompassing 0 violent crimes and 0.01 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Howe as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Howe

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Howe, 69.3% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Howe is $84,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

In Howe, the average rental rates are $640 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Howe crime map

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

      • Howe crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Howe are 57% lower than the national average
      • In Howe you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Howe is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Howe has increased by 25%

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        Daily Crime In Howe (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Howe

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Howe is 1 in 631
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Howe is 1 in 126
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Howe is 1 in 105

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

        Howe police department

        Item Howe Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)46,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.93.43.3
        There are a total of 4 Howe police officers. This results in 4.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45% greater than the Oklahoma average and 51.7% greater 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.

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        Hartford, AR7580200200
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        Howe, OK918159794952

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        Howe, OK918159794952
        Source: The Howe, 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.