Reported Annual Crime In Balch Springs

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBalch Springs/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,035n/a (estimate)4,0633,1942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBalch Springs/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a7.95.35.3
Rape12n/a47.148.040.4
Robbery59n/a231.6119.6102.8
Assault73n/a286.6261.6248.5
Violent crime146n/a (estimate)573434386
Burglary176n/a690.9533.8468.9
Theft573n/a2,249.41,978.11,745.0
Vehicle theft140n/a549.6247.8236.9
Property crime889n/a (estimate)3,4902,7602,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Balch Springs, 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 27% higher than the average of crimes committed in Texas. It is also 43% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Balch Springs, TX shows a crime rate that is 32% higher than the Texas average. The crime rate is also 48% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Balch Springs, TX is shown to be 26% higher than the Texas average and 42% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Balch Springs is 43% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.13 daily crimes that occur in Balch Springs.
  • Balch Springs is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Balch Springs you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Balch Springs has decreased by 23%.

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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. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national level. In Balch Springs, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.27 times more than the Texas average and 1.43 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Balch Springs, TX is 1.32 times more than the Texas average and 1.48 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Balch Springs, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times more than the Texas average and 1.42 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Balch Springs (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Balch Springs, TX area in comparison to other Texas communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Balch Springs, TX being safer than 15% of cities in Texas and 17% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, TX. In conclusion, Balch Springs, TX now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

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 175
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
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Balch Springs, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Balch Springs, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 175. 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, TX is 1 in 25.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Balch Springs, TX is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Balch Springs, TX has decreased by 42% and the rate of property crime in Balch Springs, TX has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Balch Springs, TX has decreased by 23% 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
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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Talty, TX1,47961387448
McLendon-Chisholm, TX2,00568433501
Oak Leaf, TX1,42385538623
Heath, TX7,99283560643
Sunnyvale, TX5,8711418981,039
Travis Ranch, TX3,0321499501,100
Combine, TX2,0081581,0031,160
Balch Springs, TX25,0435733,4904,063

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Edwardsville, IL25,0441311,1461,277
Riverside, OH25,0362052,4802,685
Ardmore, OK25,0275855,0845,669
Mint Hill, NC25,0241372,4102,548
Canton, GA25,0222502,2712,521
Balch Springs, TX25,0435733,4904,063
Source: The Balch Springs, 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.