Annual Crime In Tulsa (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTulsa/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime26,187n/a (estimate)6,4963,3412,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTulsa/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder60n/a14.95.25.0
Rape422n/a104.758.342.6
Robbery830n/a205.970.886.2
Assault2,982n/a739.7331.8246.8
Violent crime4,294n/a (estimate)1,065466381
Burglary4,800n/a1,190.6681.1376.0
Theft13,834n/a3,431.51,856.81,594.6
Vehicle theft3,259n/a808.4337.0228.9
Property crime21,893n/a (estimate)5,4312,8752,200

Key findings

  • Tulsa crime rates are 152% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tulsa are 180% higher than the national average
  • In Tulsa you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tulsa is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tulsa has decreased by 7%

Tulsa crime map

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Compare Tulsa, OK Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Tulsa (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Tulsa, OK per 100,000 people. In Tulsa, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.94 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.52 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Tulsa is 2.29 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.80 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Tulsa has a daily crime rate that is 1.89 times more than the Oklahoma average and 2.47 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Tulsa (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Oklahoma and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Tulsa, OK? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Tulsa is safer than 0% of other cities in the state of Oklahoma. In addition, Tulsa is safer than 1% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Oklahoma and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Tulsa. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Tulsa is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tulsa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tulsa is 1 in 94
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tulsa is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tulsa is 1 in 16
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Tulsa? In Tulsa, you have a 1 in 94 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Tulsa, OK is 1 in 16.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Tulsa, OK is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Tulsa has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Tulsa has decreased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Tulsa has decreased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Tulsa police department

      ItemTulsaOklahomaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8816,557558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.43.3
      There are a total of 881 Tulsa police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.1% less than the Oklahoma average and 32.1% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Oklahoma

      StateTotal offendersOklahoma /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Limestone, OK5701881,1621,350
      Jenks, OK19,8521111,3081,419
      Kellyville, OK1,3451731,2941,467
      Collinsville, OK6,2931271,3671,493
      Bixby, OK23,9561231,5151,638
      Oakhurst, OK2,4962361,4561,692
      Kiefer, OK2,1251991,7411,940
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,0655,4316,496

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Minneapolis, MN404,6707933,9114,704
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,4504,4125,861
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1805,6196,799
      Oakland, CA412,0401,2745,3906,664
      Arlington, TX383,8994452,9383,383
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,0655,4316,496
      Source: The Tulsa, OK 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.