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Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Information Services Division
Data Collection and Reporting Section
Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center
Crime Victimization in Oklahoma, 2010
The Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center recently
conducted the first statewide crime victimization survey.
As part of the survey, staff asked respondents about
their personal experience with crime. The full report is
located on the SAC website, which is at
An estimated 500,000 crimes occurred in Oklahoma
in 2010, at an approximate cost of one billion dollars
in damaged and stolen property
Twenty-four percent of Oklahomans reported that they
were the victim of at least one crime incident in 2010
(table 1). Last year, Oklahomans lost an estimated one
billion dollars due to crime, including $868 million in
stolen property, $70 million in vandalized property, and
$98 million in damaged property (other than vandalism).
Most crimes that occurred in Oklahoma were
reported to law enforcement; overall, the victim filed
a police report 50% of the time
According to respondents, an estimated 62% of violent
and property crimes were reported to law enforcement in
2010, including 100% of motor vehicle thefts*, 89% of
burglaries, 54% of simple assaults, and 38% of
Crime victims filed a police report 47% of the time. In
68% of reported incidents, the police came to the scene
of the crime. The victim went to the local law
enforcement agency in another 16% of reported crimes.
Most of the time, local law enforcement arrived on
the scene of the crime in less than an hour; the first
officer to arrive rarely arrested a suspect for the
Once dispatched, the officer’s response time was less
than an hour in 80% of incidents, including response
times of less than five minutes in approximately 8% of
incidents. Once they arrived, officers completed a crime
report 100% of the time. Police questioned witnesses or
suspects 59% of the time, and they collected evidence
(e.g., fingerprints or inventory) 28% of the time. An
estimated 26% of crimes required further investigation.
During the initial response, officers arrested a suspect
one percent of the time. Overall, victims reported that an
offender(s) had been arrested 10% of the time. In
another 12% of incidents, victims did not know if an
arrest had been made or charges filed.
*Motor vehicle thefts based on 5 or fewer cases
Table 1. Criminal victimization in Oklahoma, numbers
and rates, by type of crime, 2010
Type of crime
Violent crimes 96,248 34.1
Simple assault 96,248 34.1
Domestic abuse 17,004^ 6.0
Motor vehicle theft 50,361^ 34.5
Burglary 139,948 95.8
Larceny (theft) 277,697 190.1
Vandalism 119,352 81.7
Note: Total population age 18 or older was 2,821,685. Total number of
households was 1,450,460.
^Estimate is based on five or fewer sample cases.
Victimization rates are per 1,000 persons age 18 or older or per 1,000
Includes simple assault, motor vehicle theft, burglary, and larceny (theft).
Includes motor vehicle theft, burglary, and larceny (theft).
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