Crime, especially felony assault, on rise in Oklahoma, report says


TO BREAK IT ALL DOWN. REPORTER: THAT’S RIGHT. THIS IS A COPY OF THAT 165 PAGE
REPORT. IT’S BASED ON CRIMES THAT
HAPPENED IN 2018. WHAT STOOD OUT VIOLENT CRIME
WENT UP 4.1% IN OKLAHOMA IN 20
.
STATEWIDE VIOLENT CRIMES LIKE
MURDER AND ROBBERY ARE DOWN, BUT
FELONY ASSAULTS ARE UP. IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY ALONE IT WENT
FROM ABOUT 3800 IN 2017 TO
AROUND 4500 IN 201
MORE ALARMING THERE’S BEEN A
CLOSE TO A 10% INCREASE
REPORTED RAPES IN OKLAHOMA. IN OKLAHOMA COUNTY THE NUMBER
REPORTED RAPES WENT FROM 590 I
2017 TO 641 IN 2018 ACCORDING TO
THE REPORT. I WOULD SAY ONE SEXUA
ASSAULT IS ONE TOO MANY AND THAT
PROBABLY SEEMS LIKE A
SIGNIFICANT NUMBER TO THE PEOPLE
WHO WERE ASSAULTED IN 2018
REPORTER: THE REPORT STATES OVER THE LAST DECADE RAPE HAS
INCREASED 4% TO 15% EVERY YEAR
EXCEPT FOR 2011. BROOKE ARBEITMAN WITH OSBI TELLS
ME THERE’S NO ONE ANSWER AS TO
WHY SHE SAYS IT COULD BE A
COMBINATION OF THINGS.>>VICTIMS OR SURVIVORS FEELING
MORE EMPOWERED TO REPORT THEIR
CRIMES TO POLICE MAYBE MORE THAN
THEY DID IN THE PAST. YOUR COMFORT LEVEL WITH LAW
ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BETTER
TRAINING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS. REPORTER: DOMESTIC ABUSE WENT UP
5.4% OVERALL THIS INCLUDES
DOMESTIC RELATED ASSAULTS WHICH
WENT FROM JUST UNDER 2600
2017 TO JUST SHY OF 3300 IN
2018 ALSO WANT TO MENTION NON-VIOLENT
CRIMES WENT UP BY A SMALL
MARGIN. BURGLARIES ARE DOWN BUT LARCENY
AND AUTO THEFTS ARE UP. ALSO WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT
THES CRIMES AS WELL HAVE BEEN
— NOT ALL OF THEM ARE REPORTED. THERE COULD BE

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