Reported Annual Crime In Harker Heights

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarker Heights/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime877n/a (estimate)3,0313,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarker Heights/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a6.94.84.9
Rape23n/a79.544.638.6
Robbery17n/a58.8116.3101.9
Assault37n/a127.9246.6237.8
Violent crime79n/a (estimate)273412373
Burglary150n/a518.4557.2491.4
Theft617n/a2,132.42,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft31n/a107.1245.7220.2
Property crime798n/a (estimate)2,7582,8312,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Harker Heights, TX. These figures on reported criminal activity in Harker Heights, TX, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Harker Heights, TX is 7% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Texas, and when compared with the national average, is 6% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Harker Heights, TX has 34% lower than violent crime rate than Texas average, while remaining 27% lower than the national average. In property crime, Harker Heights, TX is 3% lower than the average of Texas and is 11% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Harker Heights is 6% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.3 daily crimes that occur in Harker Heights.
  • Harker Heights is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Harker Heights you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Harker Heights has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Harker Heights (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Harker Heights, TX per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national level. In Harker Heights, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times less than the Texas average and 1.06 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Harker Heights, TX is 1.51 times less than the Texas average and 1.36 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Harker Heights, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the Texas average and 1.11 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Harker Heights (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Harker Heights, TX in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Texas as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Harker Heights, TX to other cities in the state and across the country, Harker Heights, TX is 43% safer than other cities of Texas and 37% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Texas cities and all around the United States, Harker Heights, TX has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Harker Heights, TX crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harker Heights

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harker Heights is 1 in 367
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harker Heights is 1 in 37
The chance of being a victim of crime in Harker Heights is 1 in 33
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Harker Heights, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Harker Heights, TX you have a 1 in 367 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 37 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Harker Heights, TX.

Year Over Year Crime In Harker Heights (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Harker Heights, TX is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Harker Heights, TX has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 2% in Harker Heights, TX, while property crimes in Harker Heights, TX have decreased by 3%. Crimes in total for Harker Heights, TX have decreased by 3% year over year.

Harker Heights police department

ItemHarker HeightsTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6046,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
There are a total of 60 Harker Heights police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.5% less than the Texas average and 33.3% 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
Salado, TX1,681141797938
Nolanville, TX4,4294281,4561,884
Morgan's Point Resort, TX4,2082701,8552,124
Copperas Cove, TX33,0233472,9243,271
Killeen, TX134,0306182,8743,492
Harker Heights, TX27,7572732,7583,031

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Southlake, TX27,755341,1881,221
Marshalltown, IA27,7497463,4504,196
Holbrook, NY27,7653261,3771,703
Big Spring, TX27,7688034,6195,421
Mason City, IA27,7751503,3033,453
Harker Heights, TX27,7572732,7583,031
Source: The Harker Heights, 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.