Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime88n/a (estimate)2,4083,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.84.9
Rape0n/a0.044.638.6
Robbery1n/a27.4116.3101.9
Assault7n/a191.5246.6237.8
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)219412373
Burglary18n/a492.5557.2491.4
Theft60n/a1,641.62,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a54.7245.7220.2
Property crime80n/a (estimate)2,1892,8312,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Columbus, TX for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Columbus, TX is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Columbus, TX crime rates are 26% lower than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 16% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbus, TX has a rate that is 47% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is 41% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbus, TX is 23% lower than its state's mean, and 12% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 16% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.6 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has increased by 25%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Columbus, TX per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national scale. In Columbus, TX the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.35 times less than the Texas average and 1.19 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbus, TX is 1.88 times less than the Texas average and 1.70 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbus, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.29 times less than the Texas average and 1.14 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Columbus (higher is better)

How safe is Columbus, TX compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Columbus, TX is safer than 54% of the cities in Texas and 47% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Columbus, TX. Overall, Columbus, TX is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 457
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 42
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Columbus, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Columbus, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 457. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 46 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Columbus, TX is 1 in 42.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Columbus, TX is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Columbus, TX has increased by 33% and the rate of property crime in Columbus, TX has increased by 25%. The total crime rate in Columbus, TX has increased by 25% year to year.

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1146,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.03.03.3
There are a total of 11 Columbus police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.1% less than the Texas average and 9% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Eagle Lake, TX3,611139417556
Weimar, TX2,2761881,2681,456
Fayetteville, TX2934493,0883,537
Glidden, TX3675813,9924,573
Columbus, TX3,6582192,1892,408

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Knox, IN3,6582371,5831,819
Horicon, WI3,65854701755
Dublin, TX3,6581941,8812,074
Volo, IL3,658148766914
Northfield, OH3,658281,2931,320
Columbus, TX3,6582192,1892,408
Source: The Columbus, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.