Reported Annual Crime In Harlingen

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarlingen/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,387n/a (estimate)3,6103,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHarlingen/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a1.54.84.9
Rape31n/a46.944.638.6
Robbery51n/a77.1116.3101.9
Assault116n/a175.4246.6237.8
Violent crime199n/a (estimate)301412373
Burglary531n/a803.1557.2491.4
Theft1,605n/a2,427.32,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft52n/a78.6245.7220.2
Property crime2,188n/a (estimate)3,3092,8312,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Harlingen, TX is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 11% higher than the average of crimes committed in Texas. It is also 26% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Harlingen, TX shows a crime rate that is 27% lower than the Texas average. The crime rate is also 19% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Harlingen, TX is shown to be 17% higher than the Texas average and 33% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Harlingen is 26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.89 daily crimes that occur in Harlingen.
  • Harlingen is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Harlingen you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Harlingen has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Harlingen (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Harlingen, 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 Harlingen, TX are 1.11 times more than the Texas average and 1.26 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Harlingen, TX are 1.37 times less than than Texas and 1.24 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Harlingen, TX are 1.17 times more than than Texas and 1.33 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Harlingen (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Harlingen, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Harlingen, TX ranks safer than 35% of every city located within Texas along with 31% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Harlingen, TX. As a result, Harlingen, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harlingen

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harlingen is 1 in 333
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harlingen is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Harlingen is 1 in 28
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Harlingen, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Harlingen, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 333. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 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 Harlingen, TX is 1 in 28.

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

Determining whether Harlingen, 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. Harlingen, TX has increased by 36% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Harlingen, TX has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

Harlingen police department

ItemHarlingenTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17446,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.03.3
There are a total of 174 Harlingen police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.8% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rancho Viejo, TX2,44080598677
Palm Valley, TX1,62877769846
Primera, TX4,1381658721,037
Rio Hondo, TX2,1461239441,067
La Villa, TX2,4772381,0301,267
Harlingen, TX65,6773013,3093,610

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pittsburg, CA65,7613243,4843,809
South San Francisco, CA65,5372312,0952,326
North Richland Hills, TX65,8351832,3122,495
Pasco, WA65,8582262,1192,345
Walnut Creek, CA65,9231333,7063,839
Harlingen, TX65,6773013,3093,610
Source: The Harlingen, 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.