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Violent 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 peopleWilburton/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime62n/a (estimate)2,6712,7522,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)43420370
Vehicle theft3n/a129.3314.0282.7
Property crime61n/a (estimate)2,6282,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wilburton, OK

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Wilburton crime rate is 14.9% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Wilburton, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 43 per 100,000 individuals, 88.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, Wilburton recorded 61 property crimes, amounting to 2628 per 100,000 residents, 34.5% higher than the U.S. average.

The Wilburton crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in Wilburton, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

Wilburton shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 43 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Wilburton an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

Wilburton showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

Is Wilburton a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Wilburton is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Wilburton has an overall crime rate that is 15% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.17 daily occurrences, comprising 0 violent crimes and 0.17 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Wilburton as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Wilburton Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Wilburton has increased by 26.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Wilburton, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 75%, while property crime has increased by 35.6%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Wilburton is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wilburton

Wilburton has a population density of 827.6 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 Wilburton crime rates.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Wilburton, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.45 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

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. Wilburton has a median home price of $79,800, 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.

Wilburton crime map

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

      • Wilburton crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wilburton are 88% lower than the national average
      • In Wilburton you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wilburton is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wilburton has increased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Wilburton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilburton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilburton is 1 in 2321
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilburton is 1 in 39
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilburton is 1 in 38

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

        Wilburton police department

        Item Wilburton Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)76,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.43.3
        There are a total of 7 Wilburton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.1% less than the Oklahoma average and 24.7% 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
        Hartshorne, OK1,8051581,5761,733
        Talihina, OK1,0202181,9592,176
        Panola, OK905402,9993,539
        Lequire, OK1355453,0243,569
        Gowen, OK3935563,0883,644
        Red Oak, OK6075823,2303,812
        Kinta, OK3376533,6244,276
        Wilburton, OK2,572432,6282,671

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        North Falmouth, MA2,57272240312
        Apalachicola, FL2,572114691806
        Wilburton, OK2,572432,6282,671
        Source: The Wilburton, 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.