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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAlamo/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime955n/a (estimate)4,6852,7322,324
Violent crime116n/a (estimate)569432370
Vehicle theft48n/a235.5331.2282.7
Property crime839n/a (estimate)4,1162,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Alamo, TX

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Alamo is 101.6% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Alamo, there were 116 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 569 per 100,000 individuals, 53.9% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 839 property crimes, amounting to 4116 per 100,000 residents, 110.6% higher than the U.S. average.

With a crime rate of 4685 per 100,000 residents, Alamo has a crime rate that is 101.59% higher than the national average. This results in one of the highest total crime rates in the entire country. This does not necessarily mean that the entire city is unsafe. As with any area, there are some pockets in Alamo that are much safer than others. A little research will go a long way in determining which areas could potentially offer a safer living environment.

Alamo faces some of the nation's most elevated property crime rates, recording 4116 incidents per 100,000 people. This places the city among the worst 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Regrettably, the likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Alamo stands at 1 in 25, significantly surpassing the national average. These statistics underscore the imperative need for bolstered community safety measures to mitigate property crimes and enhance the well-being of its residents.

Is Alamo a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Alamo is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Alamo has an overall crime rate that is 102% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 2.62 daily occurrences, comprising 0.32 violent crimes and 2.3 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Alamo as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Alamo Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Alamo. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Alamo has increased by 23.9%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 18.3%, while property crime has increased by 33.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Alamo.

Potential Causes for Crime in Alamo

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Alamo, 58.2% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Alamo, the cost of living is 24.75% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Alamo has a median home price of $80,100, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

Alamo crime map

The Alamo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alamo as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Alamo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Alamo crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Alamo crime rates are 102% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Alamo are 54% higher than the national average
      • In Alamo you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Alamo is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Alamo has increased by 26%

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        Daily Crime In Alamo (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Alamo, per 100,000 residents. In Alamo, the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times more than the Texas average and 2.02 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Alamo are 1.32 times more than the Texas average and 1.54 times more than the national average. For property crime, Alamo has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times more than the Texas average and 2.11 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Alamo (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Alamo in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Alamo safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Alamo being safer than 6% of cities in Texas and 9% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Alamo. In conclusion, Alamo ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alamo

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alamo is 1 in 176
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alamo is 1 in 25
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Alamo is 1 in 22
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Alamo? In Alamo, you have a 1 in 176 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 25. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Alamo, TX is 1 in 22.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Alamo is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Alamo has decreased by 17% and the rate of property crime in Alamo has increased by 36%. The total crime rate in Alamo has increased by 26% year to year.

        Alamo police department

        Item Alamo Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4046,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
        There are a total of 40 Alamo police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.6% less than the Texas average and 35.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 95,281 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 443 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hidalgo, TX13,984621,3481,410
        Monte Alto, TX1,6672431,2911,534
        Muniz, TX1,3462431,2911,534
        Progreso Lakes, TX3302471,3131,559
        Alton, TX17,6834901,0831,573
        West Sharyland, TX1,6082511,3391,590
        La Blanca, TX2,5022541,3531,607
        Alamo, TX19,8515694,1164,685

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Norwood, OH19,8432902,8553,145
        Hunters Creek, FL19,8331921,1581,350
        Belle Glade, FL19,8291,3102,3923,701
        Howard, WI19,8792841,3241,608
        Forest Park, GA19,8848984,8305,728
        Alamo, TX19,8515694,1164,685
        Source: The Alamo, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.