Crime

Summary

This indicator signifies the number of homicides per 100,000 population from 2013-2015. The rates were age adjusted to account for differences in age distributions among our community.

The age-adjusted homicide rate was 8.5 deaths per 100,000 in Oklahoma City-County during 2013-2015.

Why is it important?

Exposures to violence, and its norms, can lead to further community violence. Homicide is an extreme outcome of the broader public health problem of social violence.

The local public health system has the opportunity to improve community awareness and system changes along with developing or advocating for programs, services, and policies that aim to reduce violence through targeted community campaigning and education. Working with local agencies to target violence through community organization and planning, as well as engaging local law enforcement in these efforts, will be critical to impacting crime rates in our community.

Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Race, 2013-2015

Caucasian

Black/African American

American Indian/Alaska Native

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Asian/ Pacific Islander

Gun-Related Mortality

Gun-related mortality is any death due to firearms, including homicide, suicide and accidental death. Along with homicide and aggravated assault data, gun-related mortality is another indicator to community violence. This indicator represents the number of gun-related deaths per 100,000 population from 2013-2015.

The rates were age adjusted to account for differences in age distributions among our community. The age-adjusted, gun-related mortality rate was 16.2 deaths per 100,000 in Oklahoma City-County during 2013-2015.

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