Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleMidwest City/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,735n/a (estimate)3,0002,7522,324
Violent crime195n/a (estimate)337420370
Vehicle theft142n/a245.6314.0282.7
Property crime1,540n/a (estimate)2,6632,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Midwest City, 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 Midwest City crime rate is higher than the national average by 29.1%. Specifically, there were 195 violent crimes in Midwest City, equivalent to 337 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 8.8%. Furthermore, Midwest City recorded 1540 property crimes, amounting to 2663 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 36.3%.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Midwest City has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 337 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

In the most recently reported crime year, Midwest City 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Midwest City?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Midwest City residents. Out of the respondents (40 in total), 35% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Midwest City were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 65% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Midwest City a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Midwest City is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Midwest City has a total crime rate that is 29% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 4.75 daily crimes (0.53 violent daily crimes and 4.22 daily property crimes) in Midwest City.

Has Crime in Midwest City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Midwest City crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Midwest City has decreased by 4.4% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 6.6% and property crime has decreased by 5.6%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Midwest City

Midwest City has a poverty rate of 14.1, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

In Midwest City, the current unemployment rate stands at 4.1%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Midwest City crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Midwest City crime rates. Midwest City registers a population density of 2352.3 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Midwest City crime map

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

      • Midwest City crime rates are 29% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Midwest City are 9% lower than the national average
      • In Midwest City you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Midwest City is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Midwest City has decreased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Midwest City (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Midwest City, OK per 100,000 people. In Midwest City, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.09 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.29 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Midwest City is 1.24 times less than the Oklahoma average and 1.10 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Midwest City has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the Oklahoma average and 1.36 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Midwest City (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Midwest City in comparison to other Oklahoma communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Midwest City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Midwest City being safer than 22% of cities in Oklahoma and 25% of cities across the United States. 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 Midwest City. In conclusion, Midwest City ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Midwest City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Midwest City is 1 in 297
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Midwest City is 1 in 38
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Midwest City is 1 in 34
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Midwest City? If you reside in Midwest City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 297. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 38 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Midwest City, is 1 in 34.

        Year Over Year Crime In Midwest City (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Midwest City, OK is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Midwest City has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Midwest City has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Midwest City has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Midwest City police department

        Item Midwest City Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1216,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.43.3
        There are a total of 121 Midwest City police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.2% less than the Oklahoma average and 33.3% 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
        Forest Park, OK9790576576
        Luther, OK1,5550604604
        Lake Aluma, OK601709421,112
        Pink, OK1,8232001,1121,312
        Choctaw, OK12,4671881,2511,439
        Newcastle, OK10,425681,4371,505
        Jones, OK3,1293681,1701,538
        Midwest City, OK57,3923372,6633,000

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Santee, CA57,4072599001,159
        Richland, WA57,3533123,7114,023
        Bradenton, FL57,3464531,8112,264
        Hanford, CA57,3394291,3541,783
        Taunton, MA57,3274849141,399
        Midwest City, OK57,3923372,6633,000
        Source: The Midwest City, 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.