9 Safest Cities in Oklahoma: Safest Places to Live in OK

September 2, 2014

6. McLoud, OK

Located in central Oklahoma and part of the greater Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area is where you’ll find McLoud. The town is possibly, and ironically, the quaintest slice of Pottawatomie County. If you enjoy blackberries, then this might be the perfect town for you as McLoud is considered the blackberry capital of the world. It even has an annual festival dedicated to the fruit. Assuming blackberries are not to draw you to the town, it’s dedicated police department should. The highly praised PD works hard to assure the safety of each and every member of their community, day in day out.

Population: 4,106
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.95
Property Crimes per 1000: 14.86
Crime Index: 53
Safer than 53% of US cities

7. Roland, OK

Located on the eastern border of Oklahoma, Roland is part of Sequoyah County and a piece of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Area Fort Smith. The town offers extremely reasonable costs of living and a dedicated police force, which is highly committed to keep the area safe. Stated as the place “where Oklahoma begins” by its own municipality, Roland is often noted as a retirement haven.

Population: 3,175
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.95
Property Crimes per 1000: 16.38
Crime Index: 52
Safer than 52% of US cities

8. Vinita, OK

A small city located in Craig County, Vinita is Northeastern Oklahoma’s little slice of heaven. It’s county’s seat, and with its mixture of forest and prairie land, Vinita certainly lives up to the region’s title: Green Country. Vinita is relatively close to two metropolitans: Joplin and Tulsa, allowing its residents access to the metropolitan lifestyle if they so chose. With highly trained and professional detectives and officers, the Vinita Police Department is committed to the security and safety of all its inhabitants. It is no coincidence that the town is considered one of the safest cities in the state of Oklahoma.

Population: 5,796
Violent Crimes per 1000: 1.04
Property Crimes per 1000: 16.22
Crime Index: 52
Safer than 52% of US cities

9. Hugo, OK

Hugo sits in southeastern Oklahoma and is the seat of Choctaw County. The city was named after Victor Hugo, the French poet and novelist and is home to the oldest school west of the Mississippi river. The town is mainly a cotton, timber and ranching town, offering as beautiful a landscape as any in the region. Interestingly, Hugo acted as the winter quarters for many circuses during the ‘40s and is the home town of Bill Moyers, Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House Press Secretary and Television personality.

Population: 5,359
Violent Crimes per 1000: 4.11
Property Crimes per 1000: 15.3
Crime Index: 46
Safer than 46% of US cities

Oklahoma offers a many options for those who prefer a scenic, rural lifestyle. The state has many cities and towns perfect for starting a family, thanks to their high safety ratings and affordability. For those considering a move to the region, there are few options that compete with those listed above.

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9 Safest Cities in Oklahoma: Safest Places to Live in OK

Disclaimer: To improve the accuracy and usefulness of our list, we chose to exclude small communities with populations below 5,000 in our rankings.
Our rankings are determined by national crime statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our rankings are only as accurate as the local population and crime statistics officially released by the FBI.

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