Located almost at the heart of Oklahoma, the town of Kiefer is part of the Creek County with a total land area of 2.36 square miles.
The town has low occurrences of crime. The figures here state that the town holds a strong compliance for rules and the law.
Crimes concerning hate, violence and property are relatively low in this town. And the statistics may also be explained by the fact that the local police department are strategically in place to counter any untoward incidences of crime, or programs and platforms are effectively being implemented to stop and run after offenders and criminals and putting them behind bars.
Crime Rate Indexes
Crime rates are not entirely indicators of a location’s collective behavior on crimes or, generally speaking, committing offense. As there are a number of factors considered to measure crime statistics, a crime rate is, in other words, just one element in the whole picture.
Oklahoma, in a report in 2012, recorded a crime index of 1,990.45. The town of Kiefer comprised a small portion of this figure – a rough 461.68. With available records to compare against the state of Oklahoma, the town still has one of the lowest crime rates with the mean average cases of crime that occurred over the last four years. Considering this statistics, the town has a lower crime rate and is in fact one of the lowest in the state and in the national level.
As a matter of fact, the list of crimes listed in Kiefer is significantly lower in the entire state and ranks as number 24 in terms of crime incidences in the national level. Crime indexes are calculated based on crime algorithms from data collected. This means that the higher the crime index the town has, the higher the crime occurrences are.
No Case of Murder and Manslaughter
Specifically, there is a significant decrease in violent crimes over the last four years.
Based on the current records of the Kiefer Police Department, only four violent crimes happened in 2012. This was a slight decrease in 2011 when only two violent crime incidences were reported.
In 2008, there were five violent crimes that occurred in Kiefer. There was no murder, forcible rape and manslaughter case in Kiefer. From 2008 to 2012, no such crime has actually occurred. And this says something about the town’s low tolerance for violence or brutality. There was one case of arson in 2008, but none occurred after that year and until 2012.
Furthermore, there were no cases of robbery in the town. Burglary, however, rose by sixty percent with six cases in 2012. Six cases of aggravated assault were reported in the same year – an increase of 50% from 2011. In 2008, there were five cases.
Property crimes increased in 2012 with 11 cases; the previous year, there were only six cases. Property crimes are those that include, among others, the following: theft, motor vehicle theft, robbery, larceny, shoplifting and vandalism.
What is significant to mention is that there is also no case of hate crimes in Kiefer. The state of Oklahoma, during the year 2012, reported a crime index of 15, and it is lower compared to other states actually.