(PRWEB) March 29, 2013
Busted! Mugshots, part of the Busted! Grid crime information network, reviews the latest crime statistics by the FBI for Oklahoma City. With the rise of citizens seeking to be more aware of crime in their neighborhoods, the report helps residents understand crime trends. Compiled from the most recent data from the Uniform Crime Report, these numbers provide an overview of national and local crime trends.
Oklahoma City has been on several “Best Places to Live” lists in recent years. According to FBI records, Busted! Mugshots found the violent crime rate in 2011 was the lowest it had been since 2002 which was a 10 year low. The property crime rate did not follow suit with the decrease, the overall percentage rose during this time.
Nationally, property crime has dropped since 2003. However in Oklahoma City, property crime has increased by 2.55% with the largest increase occurring in the motor vehicle theft category with 12.7%. Although, motor vehicle thefts increased, nationally they decreased in 2011 when compared to 2010 data.
Burglaries decrease 0.4%
Thefts increase 2.2%
Auto Thefts increase 12.7%
Violent crime in Oklahoma has decreased by 3.7%, with the biggest drop in the forcible rape category with 18.5%. The drop in crime can be attributed to the work of local police, sheriff's departments, social services agencies, district attorneys, and judges.
Homicides increase 7.4%
Rape decrease 18.5%
Robberies increase 10.8%
Aggravated Assaults decrease 6.8%
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