OklahomaLocated in the South Central region of the country, Oklahoma is home to 3.9 million residents. The state is a major producer of agricultural products, natural gas, and oil as well as such things as telecommunications and aviation. The primary cities in the state are Oklahoma City and Tulsa, with nearly two-thirds of residents living in these areas. The state’s landscape ranges from forests to plains, and small mountain ranges to mesas. If living in the Sooner State sounds appealing, here are 25 safest cities in Oklahoma to help you make a sound choice.
Related: Check out our Oklahoma Public Records guide.
Our list was compiled based on FBI violent crime stats and proprietary BackgroundChecks.org research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 232 for violent crime and 2,879 for property crime. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) * 100,000.

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#1 Edmond

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Located in Oklahoma County, the city of Edmond is home to 81,400 residents.  Considered a suburb of Oklahoma City, the community is the site of the University of Central Oklahoma as well as the home office of Homeland supermarkets, and was included on CNBC’s list of “10 Perfect Suburbs.”  Edmond is the safest place to live in Oklahoma, with a violent crime rate of 101.8, and the chance of being affected by property crime here just 2%.

#2 Choctaw

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Another city in Oklahoma County, Choctaw is home to 15,200 residents.  Located just 10 miles from Oklahoma City, the community is the oldest chartered town in the state and is known for its popular eight-day Oktoberfest sponsored by the city each year.  Another safe place to call home, the violent crime rate in Choctaw is 122.4, and the chance of being involved in a property crime here is just 1.8%.

#3 Moore

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Located in Cleveland County, the city of Moore is home to 55,000 residents.  The community sits between Oklahoma City and Norman and is the site of a large Veterans Memorial, which was destroyed by a 2013 tornado but then rebuilt.  The violent crime rate in Moore is 135.9, and residents have a 4.2% chance of being affected by property crime.

#4 Yukon

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A city in Canadian County, Yukon is home to 22,700 residents.  Considered a suburb of Oklahoma City, the community was named after the Yukon Territory in Canada and was historically a mill town.  The violent crime rate here is 139.6, and residents of Yukon have a 2.4% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#5 Norman

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Located in Cleveland County, the city of Norman has a current population of 118,000 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, is home to the University of Oklahoma, and was included on CNN Money’s list of best small cities in the U.S.  The violent crime rate in Norman is 151.8, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is just 2.6%.

#6 Guthrie

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A city in Logan County, Guthrie is home to 10,100 residents.  Also the county seat, the community has many historic properties, is a popular rodeo event location, and is known for its annual Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival.  The violent crime rate here is 153.7, and residents of Guthrie have a 3% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#7 Broken Arrow

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Located primarily in Tulsa County, the city of Broken Arrow is home to 98,800 residents.  Considered the largest suburb of Tulsa, the community was originally agriculture-based but now hosts some large companies such as FlightSafety International and Blue Bell Creameries.  The violent crime rate in Broken Arrow is 153.9, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 2.1%.

#8 Mustang

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A city in southeastern Canadian County, Mustang is home to 17,300 residents.  Considered a suburb of Oklahoma City, the community encompasses 12 square miles and is served by the Mustang Public School District.  The violent crime rate here is 160.1, and residents of Mustang have a 2.4% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#9 Jenks

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Located in Tulsa County, the city of Jenks is home to 16,900 residents.  This fast-growing community is considered a suburb of Tulsa, is situated along the Arkansas River, and is the site of the Oklahoma Aquarium.  The violent crime rate in Jenks is 179.9, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is just 1.6%.

#10 Sand Springs

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A city in Osage and Tulsa counties, Sand Springs is home to 18,900 residents.  Another Tulsa suburb, this community was an early leader in glass manufacturing and is served by the Sand Springs School District.  The violent crime rate here is 181.7, and residents of Sand Springs have a 4% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#11 Elk City

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Located in Beckham County, Elk City is home to 11,600 residents.  The community is over 100 miles west of Oklahoma City and serves as a center of commerce for the western part of the state.  Energy production is dominant here, and the city has a large regional medical center.  The violent crime rate in Elk City is 185.5, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 2.7%.

#12 Owasso

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A city in Rogers and Tulsa counties, Owasso is home to 28,900 residents.  Considered a northern suburb of Tulsa, the community’s area is known as “Green Country” for its hills, lakes, and green vegetation. Major employers in the city include Whirlpool, Nordham Group, and American Airlines.  The violent crime rate here is 186.4, and residents of Owasso have a 2.5% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#13 Sapulpa

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Located in Creek and Tulsa counties, the city of Sapulpa is home to 20,500 residents.  Also the county seat of Creek County, the community has a history in the production of walnuts, bricks, and glass, earning the nickname “The Crystal City of the Southwest.”  The violent crime rate in Sapulpa is 235.4, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is just 2.3%.

#14 Guymon

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A city in Texas County, Guymon is home to 11,400 residents.  Also the county seat, the community’s economy is diverse and dominated by such things as energy production, cattle feedlots, and corporate pork farms.  The city is also known for its Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo each May.  The violent crime rate here is 243.8, and residents of Guymon have a 2.6% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#15 Stillwater

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Located in Payne County, the city of Stillwater has a current population of 46,500 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is home to Oklahoma State University, several high-tech businesses, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.  The violent crime rate in Stillwater is 261.2, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 3.1%.

#16 Claremore

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A city in Rogers County, Claremore is home to 18,500 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is considered a suburb of Tulsa, is the site of Rogers State University, and is noted as the home of entertainer Will Rogers.  The violent crime rate here is 265.1, and residents of Claremore have a 2.6% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#17 El Reno

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Located in Canadian County, the city of El Reno is home to 16,700 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is 25 miles west of Oklahoma City and is best known for its fried onion burger, upon which an entire festival is centered each May.  The violent crime rate in El Reno is 270.5, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 2.9%.

#18 Bartlesville

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A city primarily in Washington County, Bartlesville has a current population of 36,200 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is 18 miles from the Kansas state line and is noted as the longtime home of the Phillips Petroleum Company.  The violent crime rate here is 272.6, and residents of Bartlesville have a 2.9% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#19 Tahlequah

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Located in Cherokee County, the city of Tahlequah is home to 15,700 residents.  Also the county seat, the community lies at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, is the capital of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and is the site of the main campus of Northeastern State University.  The violent crime rate in Tahlequah is 291.6, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 4.2%.

#20 McAlester

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A city in Pittsburgh County, McAlester is home to 17,700 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is the largest city in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and is the site of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.  The violent crime rate here is 309.5, and residents of McAlester have a 5.1% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#21 Altus

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Located in Jackson County, the city of Altus is home to 19,800 residents.  Also the county seat, the community is home to Altus Air Force Base, as well as two colleges: Southwest Technology Center and Western Oklahoma State College.  The violent crime rate in Altus is 316, and the chance of being affected by a property crime here is 3.4%.

#22 Enid

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A city in Garfield County, Enid is home to 49,300 residents.  The community has the third largest grain storage capacity in the world, and its economy is based on both energy and agriculture.  Enid is home to the Tri-State Music Festival and major companies in the area include Atwood Distributing and Johnston Enterprises.  The violent crime rate here is 329.6, and residents of Enid have a 3.9% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#23 Bethany

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Located in Oklahoma County, the city of Bethany is home to 19,000 residents.  Considered a suburb of Oklahoma City, the community was founded by the Church of the Nazarene and is the site of Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Christian University.  The violent crime rate in Bethany is 363.6, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 3.6%.

#24 Weatherford

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A city in Custer County, Weatherford is home to 10,800 residents.  The community was incorporated in 1898, is the site of Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Kodak manufacturing plant, and is known for its popular Stafford Air & Space Museum.  The violent crime rate here is 399.8, and residents of Weatherford have a 2.3% chance of being involved in a property crime.

#25 Okmulgee

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Located in Okmulgee County, the city of Okmulgee is home to 12,300 residents.  The community is the capital of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and has a diverse economy based on retail, healthcare, and construction.  The violent crime rate in Okmulgee is 420.7, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is 3.7%.

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Tim - April 16, 2016

I think this list is backwards.. But who am I to say…

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Hilari Hamblin - April 16, 2016

Enid also is home to Vance Air Force Base where we train the best of the best pilots. We also have campus of Northern Oklhaoma College and Northwestern Oklhaoma State University. We are way more than grain storage! And the shark mouth painted on the bridge we have vibrant and growing Main Street Enid campaign. Which is bringing downtown life back to Enid with many shops and activities.

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Tim McDaniel - April 17, 2016

My crime statistics in Mounds Oklahoma are so low I cant get grants! Im told that since my violent crime is next to non-existant, and my property crimes are nearly the same, I cant get grants! I believe our crime rate is THE lowest in Oklahoma!

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Xenia - May 25, 2016

TAHLEQUAH is a great place to live im glad it made the list but the crime here is rare but it exists.. it should be in the top 10

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