Reported Annual Crime In Merkel

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerkel/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime43n/a (estimate)1,6423,1942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMerkel/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.35.3
Rape0n/a0.048.040.4
Robbery0n/a0.0119.6102.8
Assault7n/a267.3261.6248.5
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)267434386
Burglary10n/a381.8533.8468.9
Theft25n/a954.61,978.11,745.0
Vehicle theft1n/a38.2247.8236.9
Property crime36n/a (estimate)1,3752,7602,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hawley, TX7800820820
Tye, TX1,167792,4542,534
Buffalo Gap, TX3795743,6534,227
Trent, TX3116033,8324,435
Merkel, TX2,6012671,3751,642

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Merkel is 42% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.5 daily crimes that occur in Merkel.
  • Merkel is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Merkel you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Merkel has increased by 30%.

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Daily Crime In Merkel (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merkel

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merkel is 1 in 375
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merkel is 1 in 73
The chance of being a victim of crime in Merkel is 1 in 61

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

Merkel police department

ItemMerkelTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)446,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.03.3
There are a total of 4 Merkel police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.8% less than the Texas average and 53.8% 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
Claryville, KY2,60168643711
Hooverson Heights, WV2,6011669471,112
Clio, MI2,6011991,3511,550
Carthage, IL2,60039789829
Howe, TX2,600246563810
Merkel, TX2,6012671,3751,642
Source: The Merkel, 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.