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Violent 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 peopleCelina/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime233n/a (estimate)9632,7322,324
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)79432370
Vehicle theft3n/a12.4331.2282.7
Property crime214n/a (estimate)8852,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Celina, TX

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Celina crime rate is 58.6% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Celina, there were 19 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 79 per 100,000 individuals, 78.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, Celina recorded 214 property crimes, amounting to 885 per 100,000 residents, 54.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Celina has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 79 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Celina ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Celina reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Celina?

AreaVibes surveyed 9 local residents in Celina to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 67% of people answered that there was very little crime in Celina and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 33% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Celina a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Celina a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Celina crime rate is 59% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.64 crimes per day - 0.05 violent crimes and 0.59 property crimes.

Has Crime in Celina Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Celina. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Celina has increased by 65.3%. Violent crimes have increased by 18.8%, while property crimes have increased by 71.2%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Celina

Celina has a poverty rate that stands at 10, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Celina crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

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 Celina, the cost of living is 18.46% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Celina, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.1, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Celina crime map

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

  • Celina crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Celina are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Celina you have a 1 in 104 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Celina is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Celina has increased by 54%

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        Daily Crime In Celina (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Celina for every 100,000 residents. The Celina total amount of daily crime is 2.84 times less than the Texas average and 2.41 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Celina, is 5.50 times less than the Texas average, and it is 4.71 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Celina has a daily crime average that is 2.60 times less than the Texas average and 2.21 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Celina (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Celina to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Celina safe? The gauges above illustrate that Celina is safer than 81% of every city located within Texas along with 77% 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. As a result, Celina, TX is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Celina

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Celina is 1 in 1274
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Celina is 1 in 114
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Celina is 1 in 104
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Celina, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1274. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 114 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 Celina is 1 in 104.

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

        Determining whether Celina is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Celina violent crime rates have increased by 11%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 59% year over year. Total crimes for Celina has increased by 54% in the same time frame.

        Celina police department

        Item Celina Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)746,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.13.03.3
        There are a total of 7 Celina police officers. This results in 1.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.3% less than the Texas average and 66.1% 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.

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        Source: The Celina, 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.