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61%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
75%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
58%
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 peopleSayre/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40n/a (estimate)9172,7522,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape0n/a0.057.540.0
Robbery0n/a0.040.666.1
Assault4n/a91.7314.8268.2
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)92420370
Burglary8n/a183.4482.6269.8
Theft23n/a527.21,535.71,401.9
Vehicle theft5n/a114.6314.0282.7
Property crime36n/a (estimate)8252,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Sayre, 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 Sayre is 60.6% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 4 violent crimes reported in Sayre, equivalent to 92 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 75.2%. Additionally, Sayre recorded 36 property crimes, amounting to 825 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 57.8%.

Sayre has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 92 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Sayre ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Sayre 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 Sayre?

What do the local residents think about crime in Sayre? Well, based on a recent survey of 5 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 60% of Sayre residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 40% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Sayre a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Sayre, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Sayre presents a total crime rate that is 61% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Sayre experiences an average of 0.11 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.1 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Sayre 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 Sayre 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 Sayre has decreased by 60.8% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 55.6% and property crime has decreased by 61.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Sayre

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Sayre, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 1.6%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Sayre crime rates. For instance, in Sayre, the population density stands at 831.7 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

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 Sayre, the cost of living is 19.71% lower than the national average.

Sayre crime map



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

  • Sayre crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sayre are 75% lower than the national average
  • In Sayre you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sayre is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sayre has decreased by 60%

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        Daily Crime In Sayre (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sayre, OK per 100,000 people. In Sayre, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.00 times less than the Oklahoma average and 2.54 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sayre is 4.58 times less than the Oklahoma average and 4.03 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sayre has a daily crime rate that is 2.83 times less than the Oklahoma average and 2.37 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Sayre (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sayre, Oklahoma compared to other areas of Oklahoma, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Sayre safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Sayre is safer than 71% of Oklahoma cities, and 76% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Oklahoma, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sayre. At this time, Sayre sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sayre

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sayre is 1 in 1091
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sayre is 1 in 122
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Sayre is 1 in 110
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Sayre? If you reside in Sayre, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1091. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 122 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 Sayre, is 1 in 110.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sayre, OK is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sayre has decreased by 55%, while the property crime rate in Sayre has decreased by 61% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sayre has decreased by 60% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Sayre police department

        Item Sayre Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)146,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.43.3
        There are a total of 14 Sayre police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7% less than the Oklahoma average and 2.7% less 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.

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Erick, OK7680102102
        Elk City, OK11,5442101,4451,655
        Carter, OK1955733,1793,752
        Sayre, OK4,48092825917

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        Gifford, FL4,4812071,2531,460
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        Berwick, LA4,478110241351
        Bremen, IN4,4842331,1771,410
        Sayre, OK4,48092825917
        Source: The Sayre, 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.