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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 peopleWister/100k peopleOklahoma/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11n/a (estimate)1,0442,7522,324
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0420370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0314.0282.7
Property crime11n/a (estimate)1,0442,3321,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wister, OK

The Wister crime rates are 55.1% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 0 violent crimes in Wister (0 per 100,000 people), which is 100% lower than the national average and there were a total of 11 property crimes (1044 per 100,000 residents) which is 46.6% lower than average.

Wister reported zero instances of violent crime in the latest crime report, underscoring its exceptional safety profile in this regard. Violent crimes serve as a crucial gauge of a city's overall safety, and the absence of such incidents in Wister signifies it as a remarkably secure urban environment concerning violent crime.

Wister 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.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Wister stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

Is Wister a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Wister 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. Wister has a total crime rate that is 55% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.03 daily crimes (0 violent daily crimes and 0.03 daily property crimes) in Wister.

Has Crime in Wister 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 Wister 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 Wister has decreased by 26.7% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 100% and property crime has decreased by 15.4%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wister

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Wister crime rates. The population density in Wister is 558.1 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Wister, 70.6% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

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 Wister, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 0 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.

Wister crime map

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

      • Wister crime rates are 55% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wister are 100% lower than the national average
      • In Wister you have a 1 in 96 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wister is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wister has decreased by 26%

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        Daily Crime In Wister (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wister

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wister is 0
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wister is 1 in 96
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wister is 1 in 96

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

        Wister police department

        Item Wister Oklahoma National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a6,557558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.43.3

        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.

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        McCurtain, OK501000
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        Heavener, OK3,2984321,0971,529
        Rock Island, OK8274862,7013,187
        Fanshawe, OK4445513,0593,610
        Wister, OK1,05401,0441,044

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        Ellendale, ND1,0540469469
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        McAdenville, NC1,0544132,1052,518
        Wister, OK1,05401,0441,044
        Source: The Wister, 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.