Oklahoma, nicknamed as the Sooner State as well as the Land of the Red Man, holds a population of about 4 million (as of 2016). The state’s name originates from the Choctaw words “okla” and “humma” (translated as “red people”). The capital is Oklahoma City, which is the shortest serving state capital. Oklahoma City is also the largest city of the state.
Lawton is not only the most dangerous city in Oklahoma, but also one of the most dangerous cities in the country. The recorded crime rate in Lawton is very high at 744.2 per 100,000 people. Aggravated assault is the most common crime in the city, followed by robbery and homicide. Despite this, the crime rate statewide is 422.0 per 100,000 people.
Lack of high education and unemployment are sometime fertile grounds for crime. The city unemployment rate is 4.3% (the state’s rate is 4.4%, as of 2017), while the poverty rate is 14.1%.
Additionally, capital punishment is legal in the state of Oklahoma.
Piedmont, Owasso and Vinita are the safest cities.
Prison records and mugshots are offered online by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. You can obtain inmate information by simply inserting a name, alias, inmate number, offense or facility in the search bar of the online database.
The same records are also managed by the County Sheriff. In this case, you will have to contact the Sheriff’s office directly in each county for the necessary resources.