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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 63%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOil City/100k peopleLouisiana/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11n/a (estimate)1,1063,8142,580
Murder0n/a0.011.45.0
Rape0n/a0.044.742.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.086.2
Assault3n/a301.5383.4246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)302538381
Burglary0n/a0.0668.1376.0
Theft8n/a804.02,360.41,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0247.6228.9
Property crime8n/a (estimate)8043,2762,200

Key findings

  • Oil City crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oil City are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Oil City you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oil City is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oil City has decreased by 40%

Oil City crime map

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The Oil City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Oil City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Oil City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oil City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oil City is 1 in 332
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oil City is 1 in 125
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oil City is 1 in 91

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

      Oil City police department

      ItemOil CityLouisianaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)57,311558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.94.23.3
      There are a total of 5 Oil City police officers. This results in 4.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.6% greater than the Louisiana average and 50.3% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Louisiana

      StateTotal offendersLouisiana /100KNational /100K
      Louisiana12,948286266
      There are a total of 12,948 sex offenders in Louisiana. This yields a total of 286 sex offenders in Louisiana per 100,000 residents which is 8% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Benton, LA1,9092461,4951,740
      Blanchard, LA2,973321,8941,926
      Vivian, LA3,6453782,3032,682
      Uncertain, TX794402,5322,972
      Gilliam, LA1024532,7573,209
      Belcher, LA3085703,4714,042
      Hosston, LA3126664,0534,719
      Oil City, LA9903028041,106

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Krotz Springs, LA9906552,9483,604
      Manassa, CO9906414,3184,959
      New Bethlehem, PA9904192,0412,460
      Ackermanville, PA9902931,4281,721
      Cotter, AR9905352,2462,781
      Oil City, LA9903028041,106
      Source: The Oil City, LA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.