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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 84%
Property crime 57%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBalch Springs/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,062n/a (estimate)4,1542,7782,580
Murder2n/a7.84.65.0
Rape11n/a43.051.242.6
Robbery54n/a211.298.486.2
Assault112n/a438.1256.6246.8
Violent crime179n/a (estimate)700411381
Burglary114n/a445.9410.8376.0
Theft574n/a2,245.31,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft195n/a762.8243.2228.9
Property crime883n/a (estimate)3,4542,3672,200

Key findings

  • Balch Springs crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Balch Springs are 84% higher than the national average
  • In Balch Springs you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Balch Springs is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Balch Springs has not changed

Balch Springs crime map

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The Balch Springs crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Balch Springs as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Balch Springs crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Balch Springs (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Balch Springs, TX per 100,000 people. In Balch Springs, the total number of daily crimes is 1.50 times more than the Texas average and 1.61 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Balch Springs is 1.70 times more than the Texas average and 1.84 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Balch Springs has a daily crime rate that is 1.46 times more than the Texas average and 1.57 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Balch Springs (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Balch Springs in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Balch Springs safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Balch Springs being safer than 5% of cities in Texas and 8% 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 Balch Springs. In conclusion, Balch Springs ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Balch Springs

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Balch Springs is 1 in 143
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Balch Springs is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Balch Springs is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Balch Springs, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 143. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 Balch Springs is 1 in 25.

      Year Over Year Crime In Balch Springs (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs has decreased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Balch Springs has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in Balch Springs has not changed year to year.

      Balch Springs police department

      ItemBalch SpringsTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5346,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
      There are a total of 53 Balch Springs police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.3% less than the Texas average and 33.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Texas

      StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Talty, TX1,47958332390
      McLendon-Chisholm, TX2,00564371436
      Oak Leaf, TX1,42380462542
      Heath, TX7,99278604682
      Sunnyvale, TX5,871134770903
      Travis Ranch, TX3,032142815957
      Crandall, TX3,126161833994
      Balch Springs, TX25,0437003,4544,154

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Edwardsville, IL25,04452738790
      Riverside, OH25,0361001,1441,244
      Ardmore, OK25,0276414,3645,005
      Mint Hill, NC25,0242121,7211,932
      Canton, GA25,0221192,3292,447
      Balch Springs, TX25,0437003,4544,154
      Source: The Balch Springs, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.