McAlester's crime rate
There were 1,138 crimes reported in McAlester, Oklahoma in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 6,379 incidents for every 100,000 people.
How does McAlester compare?
McAlester has one of the highest overall crime rates of any U.S. city. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.
McAlester's overall crime rate is 95% higher than the overall crime rate in Oklahoma. Statewide, there were 129,673 crimes reported in 2019, or 3,277 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In McAlester, however, property crimes account for about 91% of all offenses.
Property crime is much more prevalent in McAlester than it is nationwide. There were 1,039 property crimes in McAlester in 2019, or 5,824 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in McAlester. There were 780 larcenies reported in McAlester in 2019, or 4,372 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.
There were 199 break-ins reported in McAlester in 2019, or 1,116 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In McAlester, meanwhile, there were 60 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 336 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In McAlester, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 9% share of all reported crime.
At 555 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in McAlester is above the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in McAlester reported a total of 99 violent crimes in 2019.
Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in McAlester. There were 65 aggravated assaults reported in McAlester in 2019, or 364 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is lower, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 14 robberies reported in McAlester in 2019, a rate of 79 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 82 per 100,000 in 2019.
There were 19 rapes reported in McAlester in 2019, or 107 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.
There was one homicide reported in the city in 2019. Adjusted for population, the murder rate in McAlester is 5.6 for every 100,000 people, higher than the national murder rate of 5 per 100,000 people.
McAlester compared to other cities in Oklahoma
McAlester has the third highest crime rate of all comparable cities in Oklahoma. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
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