Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime320n/a (estimate)4,9883,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.84.9
Rape4n/a62.444.638.6
Robbery2n/a31.2116.3101.9
Assault9n/a140.3246.6237.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)234412373
Burglary14n/a218.2557.2491.4
Theft274n/a4,271.22,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft17n/a265.0245.7220.2
Property crime305n/a (estimate)4,7542,8312,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Decatur, TX is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Decatur, TX. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Decatur, TX averages 54% higher than the rest of Texas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 74% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Decatur, TX is 43% lower than the average rate of crime in Texas and 37% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 68% higher than the remainder of the state of Texas and 91% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Decatur, TX area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 74% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.67 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has increased by 44%.

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Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Decatur, TX on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Texas. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Decatur, TX (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Texas state wide, are 1.54 times more than the state average and 1.74 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Decatur, TX on a daily bases are 1.76 times less than than Texas average and 1.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Decatur, TX are 1.68 times more than the daily state average and 1.91 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Decatur, TX compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Decatur, TX safer than 26% when compared to other Texas cities, and 24% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Decatur, TX. At this time, Decatur, TX sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 428
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 21
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Decatur, TX? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Decatur, TX, you have a 1 in 428 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur, TX is 1 in 21.

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

Determining whether Decatur, TX is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Decatur, TX has increased by 48% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 44% year over year. Total crimes for Decatur, TX has increased by 44% in the same time frame.

Decatur police department

ItemDecaturTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2746,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.43.03.3
There are a total of 27 Decatur police officers. This results in 4.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.7% greater than the Texas average and 33.2% greater 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
Aurora, TX1,5291339141,047
Newark, TX1,3091511,0401,191
Rhome, TX1,5981601,1011,262
Bridgeport, TX6,0992061,0781,284
Alvord, TX1,5231661,1421,308
Decatur, TX6,2012344,7544,988

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Swarthmore, PA6,198102590692
Bremen, GA6,2042543,7123,966
Finley, WA6,2043143,8294,143
Hempstead, TX6,1971,7143,4435,158
Finderne, NJ6,2052141,3671,582
Decatur, TX6,2012344,7544,988
Source: The Decatur, 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.