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Crime rate in Poteau, Oklahoma (OK): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Poteau, OK compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Poteau, OK

The 2018 crime rate in Poteau, OK is 399 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Poteau crime rate fell by 15% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Poteau has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Poteau, OK is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Poteau:

399.2
Shady Point:

15.1
Howe:

69.8
Wister:

117.4
Heavener:

105.1
Spiro:

61.9
Bokoshe:

215.4
Pocola:

110.0
McCurtain:

167.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Poteau by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(86.6)
5
(60.8)
2
(24.0)
10
(120.8)
5
(60.3)
3
(35.7)
2
(23.2)
7
(81.3)
2
(23.4)
1
(11.6)
3
(34.5)
6
(68.4)
8
(89.8)
10
(112.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(24.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.1)
1
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(58.1)
4
(46.0)
2
(22.8)
1
(11.2)
5
(56.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
90
(1,114)
42
(510.7)
34
(407.3)
27
(326.2)
35
(422.3)
31
(368.7)
36
(418.1)
31
(360.1)
37
(433.8)
31
(360.4)
20
(230.0)
43
(490.3)
43
(482.4)
20
(224.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
56
(693.2)
45
(547.2)
19
(227.6)
27
(326.2)
34
(410.3)
46
(547.1)
43
(499.4)
69
(801.5)
146
(1,712)
116
(1,349)
138
(1,587)
171
(1,950)
139
(1,560)
96
(1,077)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
354
(4,382)
249
(3,028)
106
(1,270)
110
(1,329)
215
(2,594)
192
(2,284)
90
(1,045)
215
(2,497)
379
(4,444)
325
(3,778)
405
(4,657)
365
(4,162)
384
(4,308)
298
(3,343)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(408.5)
20
(243.2)
27
(323.5)
32
(386.6)
29
(349.9)
33
(392.5)
21
(243.9)
23
(267.2)
18
(211.0)
26
(302.3)
31
(356.5)
24
(273.7)
21
(235.6)
18
(202.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(86.6)
5
(60.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.7)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.4)
1
(11.6)
3
(34.5)
3
(34.2)
3
(33.7)
1
(11.2)
City-Data.com crime index556.0329.6200.4293.0300.5266.9198.5317.9420.0368.5413.3507.3472.0399.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Poteau, Oklahoma as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Poteau is 400 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Poteau:

274.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Poteau:

336.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Poteau:

347.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Poteau:

172.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Poteau:

220.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Poteau:

240.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Poteau:

267.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Poteau:

232.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Poteau:

226.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Poteau:

283.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Poteau:

308.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Poteau:

239.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Poteau:

316.1
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Poteau:

656.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Poteau:

309.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Poteau:

219.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Poteau:

125.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Poteau:

412.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Poteau:

562.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Poteau:

639.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Poteau:

603.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Poteau:

504.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Poteau:

596.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Poteau:

325.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Poteau:

188.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Poteau:

282.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Poteau:

264.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Poteau:

189.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Poteau:

157.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Poteau:

297.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Poteau:

419.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Poteau:

389.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Poteau:

338.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Poteau:

305.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Oklahoma average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Oklahoma average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Oklahoma average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 32 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Oklahoma average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Oklahoma average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 30 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Oklahoma average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 29 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Oklahoma average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
Oklahoma average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 32 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Oklahoma average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 34 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Oklahoma average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 34 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.26
Oklahoma average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 32 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Oklahoma average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 34 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Oklahoma average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 33 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Oklahoma average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 30 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Oklahoma average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 30 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Oklahoma average:

2.01

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Poteau, OK
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 74953, 74956.