Baytown, TX Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Baytown

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaytown/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,938n/a (estimate)5,3433,6673,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaytown/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a545
Rape19n/a263725
Robbery126n/a171120109
Assault136n/a185247229
Violent crime285n/a (estimate)387408368
Burglary916n/a1,243722610
Theft2,373n/a3,2192,2881,899
Vehicle theft364n/a494249221
Property crime3,653n/a (estimate)4,9563,2582,731

The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Baytown, TX. The total number of reported crimes in Baytown, TX is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Baytown, TX crime rate is 45% higher than the Texas average and is 72% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Baytown, TX has a violent crime rate that is 5% lower than the Texas average and 5% higher than the national average. For property crime, Baytown, TX is 52% higher than the Texas average and 81% higher than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Baytown is 72% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 14.64 daily crimes that occur in Baytown.
Baytown is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
In Baytown you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Baytown has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Baytown (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Baytown, TX is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Texas and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Baytown, TX are 1.46 times more than than the Texas average and 1.72 times more than than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Baytown, TX are 1.06 times less than than Texas and 1.05 times more than than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Baytown, TX are 1.52 times more than than Texas and 1.81 times more than than the national average.

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How Safe is Baytown (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Baytown, TX area in comparison to other Texas communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Baytown, TX being safer than 17% of cities in Texas and 17% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Baytown, TX. In conclusion, Baytown, TX now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baytown

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baytown is 1 in 259
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baytown is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Baytown is 1 in 19

Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Baytown, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Baytown, TX you have a 1 in 259 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Baytown, TX.

Year Over Year Crime In Baytown (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Baytown, TX is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Baytown, TX has increased by 16%, the amount of property crime in Baytown, TX has increased by 0%, and the total amount of crime in Baytown, TX has increased by 1% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Clear Lake Shores, TX1,22941387428
Beach City, TX2,59345433478
El Lago, TX2,74153506559
Taylor Lake Village, TX3,56855526581
Shoreacres, TX1,53767633700
Baytown, TX71,7903874,9565,343

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gastonia, NC71,8656985,2925,991
Folsom, CA71,6751331,8111,944
Lake Charles, LA72,2047404,7845,524
Southfield, MI72,2803602,9143,274
Rochester Hills, MI71,2511311,1031,233
Baytown, TX71,7903874,9565,343

Baytown police department

ItemBaytownTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)19346,020504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.03.3

There are a total of 193 Baytown police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.7% less than the Texas average and 20.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
Texas79,674370222

There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.