Reported Annual Crime In Mesquite

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesquite/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,137n/a (estimate)4,2103,1942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesquite/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.45.35.3
Rape66n/a45.348.040.4
Robbery250n/a171.5119.6102.8
Assault285n/a195.5261.6248.5
Violent crime603n/a (estimate)414434386
Burglary957n/a656.4533.8468.9
Theft3,843n/a2,636.11,978.11,745.0
Vehicle theft734n/a503.5247.8236.9
Property crime5,534n/a (estimate)3,7962,7602,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Mesquite, 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 32% higher than the average of crimes committed in Texas. It is also 48% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Mesquite, TX shows a crime rate that is 5% lower than the Texas average. The crime rate is also 7% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Mesquite, TX is shown to be 38% higher than the Texas average and 55% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Talty, TX1,73861387448
McLendon-Chisholm, TX1,80161387448
Heath, TX7,62083560643
Combine, TX1,983128816944
Travis Ranch, TX2,7871388771,015
Sunnyvale, TX5,4801418981,039
University Park, TX23,761641,2071,271
Mesquite, TX142,5524143,7964,210

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Mesquite is 48% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.53 daily crimes that occur in Mesquite.
  • Mesquite is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mesquite you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mesquite has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Mesquite (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite, TX are 1.32 times more than the Texas average and 1.48 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Mesquite, TX are 1.05 times less than than Texas and 1.07 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Mesquite, TX are 1.38 times more than than Texas and 1.55 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Mesquite (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite, TX to other cities in the state and across the country, Mesquite, TX is 26% safer than other cities of Texas and 25% 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, Mesquite, TX has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Mesquite, TX crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mesquite

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mesquite is 1 in 242
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesquite is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite is 1 in 24
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Mesquite, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Mesquite, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 242. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 27 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 Mesquite, TX is 1 in 24.

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

Determining whether Mesquite, 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. Mesquite, TX has increased by 38% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Mesquite, TX has decreased by 3% in the same time frame.

Mesquite police department

ItemMesquiteTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29346,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
There are a total of 293 Mesquite police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.7% less than the Texas average and 38.1% 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
Dayton, OH141,7761,0005,1586,158
Savannah, GA141,2984873,6314,118
McKinney, TX144,0661431,3151,458
Naperville, IL144,108621,0721,134
Clarksville, TN140,5636132,5263,139
Mesquite, TX142,5524143,7964,210
Source: The Mesquite, 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.