State Criminal Justice Profile


BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $7 million* in state and local funds to Oklahoma.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $2,619,129
Justice Assistance Grant Program—12 Local Awards $1,170,614
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $3,997,990

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 State of Oklahoma JAG $2,619,129

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—Local Awards

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
City of Ada 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Electric Police Motorcycle Project $14,370
City of Ardmore 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Ardmore City and Carter County FY 2014 JAG Project $31,942
City of Bartlesville 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Improved Evidence Documentation and Improved Documentation of Officer Contacts Project $10,739
City of Broken Arrow 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Law Enforcement Enhancement $13,485
City of Enid 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Program $18,671
City of Lawton 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Lawton City and Comanche County FY 2014 JAG Project $78,712
City of Muskogee 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Muskogee City and Muskogee County FY 2014 JAG Project $36,153
City of Norman 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Program $15,315
City of Oklahoma City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Del City, and Oklahoma County FY 2014 JAG Project $523,527
City of Ponca City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Award Project $10,953
City of Shawnee 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Shawnee City and Pottawatomie County FY 2014 JAG Project $24,987
City of Tulsa 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Tulsa City and Tulsa County FY 2014 JAG Project $391,760

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Cheyenne and Arapaho Healing Court $616,668
Citizen Potawatomi Nation 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Reentry and Diversion Program $749,678
City of Tulsa 10/01/2014 – 03/31/2016 City of Tulsa FY 2014 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program: Planning $100,000
Kaw Nation 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Kaw Nation Multipurpose Justice Center $988,525
Muscogee (Creek) Nation 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program $748,741
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017 Oklahoma Drug Courts eLearning Project $186,433
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Oklahoma FY 2014 John R. Justice Program $32,483
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 Oklahoma Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Grant Program $162,896
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 2014 Oklahoma Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation Grant $88,254
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council 08/01/2012 – 01/29/2016 2014 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Reallocation Grant $176,507
Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma 10/01/2014 – 03/31/2016 Quapaw Tribe Comprehensive Planning 2014 $79,812
The Chickasaw Nation 10/01/2014 – 03/31/2016 The Chickasaw Nation Tribal Justice Strategic Planning $67,993

Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Law Enforcement Agencies: 324

Sworn Officers: 7,841

City     County     Tribal     State     Other

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (2013)

  • More than 94% of the 324 law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma have 50 or fewer sworn officers.
  • Nearly 47% of sworn officers work for agencies with 100 or more officers.

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 4 officers were feloniously killed (0 in 2013) and 13 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty. In 2013, 662 officers were assaulted (1.33% of all officers assaulted in the United States).

Crime Trends

According to the FBI Annual Report, nationwide violent crime in 2013 decreased more than 4% from the 2012 estimates. Below are the current crime trends for Oklahoma:

Crime 2012 2013 %
Violent Crime 17,902 16,989 -5.1
Murder and Manslaughter 216 195 -9.7
Forcible Rape* 1,588 3,855 N/A
Robbery 3,231 3,031 -6.2
Aggravated Assault 12,867 11,583 -10.0
Property Crime 129,743 126,057 -2.8
Burglary 35,731 33,348 -6.7
Larceny-Theft 82,448 81,495 -1.2
Motor Vehicle Theft 11,564 11,214 -3.0
*Agencies within this state submitted rape data according to both the revised UCR definition of rape and the legacy UCR definition of rape.

Arrest Data

In 2013, total arrests (125,534) decreased 1.79% from 2012. Violent-crime arrests increased 3.11% (4,908), and property-related arrests increased 5.41% (18,620).
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Court Structure

Court of Last Resort:    Supreme Court; Court of Criminal Appeals
General Jurisdiction:    District Court
Limited Jurisdiction:    Municipal Court Not of Record; Municipal Criminal Court of Record


Prisoner Admissions: 8,019
Prisoner Releases: 7,374
Total Prisoners: 27,547

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2013)

Major Correctional Facilities: 17
Recidivism Rate*: 21.2%
Top Offenses: Violent, drug-related, other/nonviolent crimes (FY 2014)

Source: Oklahoma Department of Corrections
*The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) defines recidivism as the percentage of all offenders released in a given year who have returned to ODOC incarceration after a 3-year period.

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC), a RISS Center, serves Oklahoma. There are 133 Oklahoma criminal justice agencies that are members of ROCIC.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

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In Oklahoma, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

  • Seven residential substance abuse treatment programs through the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, assisting approximately 600 offenders. Treatment focuses on relapse prevention and reintegration using cognitive behavioral therapy and is operated within prison-level correctional centers as well as community work centers. Two of the 7 facilities are women’s facilities. In 2013, Byrne JAG funds supplemented funding for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners program to support these 7 programs.

  • Thirteen multijurisdictional drug and violent crime task forces that cover 37 of the state’s 77 counties. These task forces are run out of the local District Attorney’s Office to help task force personnel improve evidentiary chains and investigative protocols and to collect actionable information. In addition, the State Administering Agency works with the Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center to evaluate the adoption of federally identified best practices for multijurisdictional task force operations.

  • Purchase of Live Scan fingerprint and scanning technology for 2 counties. This technology will assist local law enforcement with identifying known offenders while in the field.

  • Prosecution programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that focus on gang-related crime. Specialized prosecutors work with local law enforcement to investigate cases that have a gang nexus.

Source: National Criminal Justice Association

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Suzanne McClain Atwood, Executive Coordinator

Oklahoma At-A-Glance

Total Population: 3,850,568
Population Under 18: 947,027
Population Over 65: 549,121

Source: U.S. Census (2013 est.)

State Investigative Agency:
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Stan Florence, Director

Local Governments: 1,852
Source: U.S. Census (2012)

Federally Recognized Tribes: 38
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Attorneys’ Offices: Mark F. Green—Eastern District of Oklahoma, Muskogee Danny C. Williams, Sr.—Northern District of Oklahoma, Tulsa Mark A. Yancey—Western District of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency: Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Kim Edd Carter, Director

Drug Courts: 77
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center