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80%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
95%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
77%
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 peopleArgyle/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)4612,7322,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape1n/a20.150.040.0
Robbery0n/a0.070.566.1
Assault0n/a0.0304.7268.2
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)20432370
Burglary2n/a40.1334.3269.8
Theft19n/a381.11,634.41,401.9
Vehicle theft1n/a20.1331.2282.7
Property crime22n/a (estimate)4412,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Argyle, TX

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Argyle crime rate is lower than the national average by 80.2%. Specifically, there were 1 violent crimes in Argyle, equivalent to 20 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 94.6%. Furthermore, Argyle recorded 22 property crimes, amounting to 441 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 77.4%.

With a crime rate of 461, significantly below the national average of 2324, Argyle stands out as one of the safest places to reside in the United States. This distinction is primarily attributed to the calculation of total crimes, which encompasses both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents.

Argyle shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 20 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Argyle an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Argyle experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Argyle, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 441, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Argyle?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Argyle. Based on the results of the surveys (7 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in Argyle and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Argyle a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Argyle, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Argyle presents a total crime rate that is 80% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Argyle experiences an average of 0.06 daily crimes, comprising 0 violent incidents and 0.06 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Argyle

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Argyle crime rate. The poverty level in Argyle is 0%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, 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 Argyle, the cost of living is 26.06% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Argyle has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.9 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

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The Argyle crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Argyle 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 Argyle crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Argyle 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

  • Argyle crime rates are 80% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Argyle are 95% lower than the national average
  • In Argyle you have a 1 in 217 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Argyle is safer than 93% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Argyle has decreased by 39%

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        Daily Crime In Argyle (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Argyle

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Argyle is 1 in 4986
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Argyle is 1 in 227
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Argyle is 1 in 217

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

        Argyle police department

        Item Argyle Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1046,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.03.3
        There are a total of 10 Argyle police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.7% less than the Texas average and 11% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        Texas95,281443266
        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.

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        Copper Canyon, TX1,57861323383
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        Haslet, TX2,27661323383
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        Argyle, TX4,27820441461

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        Argyle, TX4,27820441461
        Source: The Argyle, 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.