Reported Annual Crime In Brownsville

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrownsville/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,652n/a (estimate)3,0523,0022,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBrownsville/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a2.75.05.3
Rape79n/a42.751.141.7
Robbery133n/a71.8114.098.0
Assault259n/a139.8268.8248.9
Violent crime476n/a (estimate)257439394
Burglary661n/a356.9473.7430.4
Theft4,374n/a2,361.61,848.51,694.4
Vehicle theft141n/a76.1240.4237.4
Property crime5,176n/a (estimate)2,7952,5632,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Brownsville, TX. The total number of reported crimes in Brownsville, TX is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Brownsville, TX crime rate is 2% higher than the Texas average and is 11% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Brownsville, TX has a violent crime rate that is 41% lower than the Texas average and 35% lower than the national average. For property crime, Brownsville, TX is 9% higher than the Texas average and 18% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Brownsville is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.36 daily crimes that occur in Brownsville.
  • Brownsville is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Brownsville you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Brownsville has decreased by 31%.

Compare Brownsville, TX Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Brownsville (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Brownsville, TX per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Texas as well as national figures. In Brownsville, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Texas average and 1.11 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Brownsville, TX are 1.71 times less than the Texas average and 1.53 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Brownsville, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.09 times more than the Texas average and 1.18 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Brownsville (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Brownsville, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Brownsville, TX ranks safer than 39% of every city located within Texas along with 37% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Brownsville, TX. As a result, Brownsville, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brownsville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brownsville is 1 in 390
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brownsville is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Brownsville is 1 in 33
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Brownsville, TX? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Brownsville, TX, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 390. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 36 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Brownsville, TX is 1 in 33.

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

The year over year crime rate for Brownsville, TX is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Brownsville, TX has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 5% in Brownsville, TX, while property crimes in Brownsville, TX have decreased by 32%. Crimes in total for Brownsville, TX have decreased by 31% year over year.

Brownsville police department

ItemBrownsvilleTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)32646,020558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.03.3
There are a total of 326 Brownsville police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.1% less than the Texas average and 44.6% 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
Rancho Viejo, TX2,40540679719
Indian Lake, TX8290761761
Laguna Vista, TX3,19562811873
Los Indios, TX1,0193757491,124
Olmito, TX1,1852381,3921,630
South Point, TX1,0072391,3941,633
Encantada-Ranchito-El Calaboz, TX1,6592461,4391,685
Brownsville, TX182,1102572,7953,052

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Newport News, VA181,6064993,0423,541
Worcester, MA183,6777272,1862,913
Overland Park, KS183,7752081,6871,895
Santa Clarita, CA180,3031631,4241,587
Knoxville, TN183,9278945,4456,338
Brownsville, TX182,1102572,7953,052
Source: The Brownsville, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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