Tulsa Warnings and Dangers
Tulsa is pretty safe for a mid-sized city. It is generally safe to travel anywhere in the city during the day, but at night there are a few areas where you should be on the alert.
Stay south of Pine street and east of the Arkansas river. North Tulsa is a black ghetto and West Tulsa is a white ghetto. Tulsa is more segregated than most cities due to the race riot of 1921. Racial tension is high. The neighborhoods between 11th and Lewis and 11th and Denver are infested with crack heads and prostitutes. The 51st and Peoria area is also infested with gangsters and drug addicts.
Downtown is generally safe if you stay away from the bus stations and areas with no street lights. The downtown area is like a ghost town on weekdays but is a little more lively on weekends. Police are corrupt and slow to respond.
Meth is a huge problem in Tulsa.
There are a lot of auto thefts, purse snatchings, rape, theft and home invasions on the south side of Tulsa. You have a better chance of living next to a meth house or unregistered sex offender in the South, East or West than you will on the north side.
Where the Broken Arrow Expressway meets the Memorial exit is the most dangerous intersection in Tulsa. The road sees a very high volume of daily traffic, and unfortunately many injuries and wrecks have occurred at the BA Expressway and Memorial. Two other exits on the BA Expressway – at Sheridan Road and Lewis Avenue – also top the list of dangerous intersections.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Tulsa.