Lawton, OK Arrest Records

Lawton, OK is among the most violent cities in the USA with 8.10 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 174th safest city in Oklahoma among the 195 cities.
Lawton, OK property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 38.28 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 2,318 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 21.79% compared to 2015.

Lawton Crime Rate

Total arrests in Lawton 2016 decreased by 16.6% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 942 to 781 while non-violent crime decreased by 16.49% from 4,420 to 3,691.

5 Crimes In Lawton, OK in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 2,318
Burglary 1,151
Aggravated assault 598
Motor vehicle theft 222
Robbery 110

Other Cities in Oklahoma with the Most Arrests

Among the 195 cities in state the most dangerous is Oklahoma City with 5,027 violent crimes that’s 32.76% of total of 15,347. Broken Bow has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 41 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Broken Bow 86.86
Tulsa 69.99
Poteau 69.78
Ardmore 56.69
Catoosa 56.68

Safest Cities in Oklahoma

Are you planning a move to Oklahoma? Here are the safest cities in Oklahoma with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Lawton is 1 out of 184. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Fairview and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Kingston.

City Arrests
Kingston 1.83
Elgin 1.91
Haskell 2.03
Coalgate 4.33
Waurika 4.56

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Lawton decreased by 17.09% from 2015 and decreased by 5.79% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 829 to 781. In 2016 violent crime rate in Lawton was 72.61% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.81%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Lawton decreased by 16.49% from 2015 and decreased by 33.27% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 5,531 to 3,691. In 2016 property crime rate in Lawton was 34.68% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.828%.

How Lawton stands up against other cities

Lawton vs. Edmond

You’ll be in more risk in Lawton compared to Edmond that had 64.12% lower crime rate compared to Lawton according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 1.1408 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.2286 in Edmond city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 2.3024 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.7075 in Edmond.

Lawton vs. Broken Arrow

You’ll be in more risk in Lawton compared to Broken Arrow that had 50.89% lower crime rate compared to Lawton according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 6.2020 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.8419 in Broken Arrow city.
Burglary rates of 11.9374 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 3.8210 in Broken Arrow.

Names with the most arrests in Lawton

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 37.07% are people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lawton is 0.4% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 12.71 daily crimes that occur in Lawton.
  • Lawton is more violent than Edmond.
  • In Lawton you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Lawton have decreased by 16.6%.