Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime58n/a (estimate)1,6003,1942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.35.3
Rape2n/a55.248.040.4
Robbery0n/a0.0119.6102.8
Assault4n/a110.3261.6248.5
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)166434386
Burglary9n/a248.3533.8468.9
Theft38n/a1,048.31,978.11,745.0
Vehicle theft5n/a137.9247.8236.9
Property crime52n/a (estimate)1,4342,7602,451
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 50% lower than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 44% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbus, TX has a rate that is 62% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is 57% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbus, TX is 48% lower than its state's mean, and 41% lower than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Eagle Lake, TX3,651164383548
Weimar, TX2,4983709251,294
Fayetteville, TX2214733,0113,484
Glidden, TX3976123,8924,504
Columbus, TX3,6041661,4341,600

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 44% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.38 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has decreased by 34%.

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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 2.00 times less than the Texas average and 1.77 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Columbus, TX is 2.62 times less than the Texas average and 2.33 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Columbus, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.92 times less than the Texas average and 1.71 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 68% of the cities in Texas and 63% 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 above 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 605
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 70
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 63
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 605. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 70 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 63.

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 decreased by 24% and the rate of property crime in Columbus, TX has decreased by 34%. The total crime rate in Columbus, TX has decreased by 34% year to year.

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1146,020558,732
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 8.5% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bayport, MN3,60480797877
Severance, CO3,60353683736
Clinton, CT3,6051542,1682,322
Prestonsburg, KY3,6031801,5331,714
Brookhaven, NY3,605115473589
Columbus, TX3,6041661,4341,600
Source: The Columbus, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.