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24%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
73%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
14%
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 peopleMeeker/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18n/a (estimate)1,7702,7522,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape0n/a0.057.540.0
Robbery0n/a0.040.666.1
Assault1n/a98.3314.8268.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)98420370
Burglary2n/a196.7482.6269.8
Theft13n/a1,278.31,535.71,401.9
Vehicle theft2n/a196.7314.0282.7
Property crime17n/a (estimate)1,6722,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Meeker, OK

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Meeker crime rate is lower than the national average by 23.9%. Specifically, there were 1 violent crimes in Meeker, equivalent to 98 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 73.4%. Furthermore, Meeker recorded 17 property crimes, amounting to 1672 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 14.5%.

Meeker has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 98 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Meeker ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Meeker registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Is Meeker a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Meeker a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Meeker crime rate is 24% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.05 crimes per day - 0 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes.

Has Crime in Meeker Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Meeker has decreased by 5.3% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Meeker is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 66.7%, while property crime has decreased by 6.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Meeker.

Potential Causes for Crime in Meeker

Meeker has a population density of 392.9 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Meeker crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Meeker, 80.5% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Meeker has a median home price of $88,900, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

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

      • Meeker crime rates are 24% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Meeker are 73% lower than the national average
      • In Meeker you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Meeker is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Meeker has increased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Meeker (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Meeker

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Meeker is 1 in 1018
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Meeker is 1 in 60
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Meeker is 1 in 57

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

        Meeker police department

        Item Meeker Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)46,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.53.43.3
        There are a total of 4 Meeker police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.5% greater than the Oklahoma average and 7.3% greater 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
        Sparks, OK163000
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        Earlsboro, OK4023299871,316
        McLoud, OK3,9882811,1961,477
        Wellston, OK8581461,4581,604
        Tecumseh, OK6,7211891,9802,168
        Prague, OK1,8513362,6903,026
        Meeker, OK1,156981,6721,770

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        Naco, AZ1,1566473,0823,729
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        Meeker, OK1,156981,6721,770
        Source: The Meeker, 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.