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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 109%
Property crime 63%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCorpus Christi/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,963n/a (estimate)4,2402,8102,489
Murder31n/a9.44.95.0
Rape266n/a80.851.142.6
Robbery496n/a150.6100.081.6
Assault1,823n/a553.6263.0250.2
Violent crime2,616n/a (estimate)794419379
Burglary1,961n/a595.5392.8340.5
Theft8,494n/a2,579.31,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft892n/a270.9267.2219.9
Property crime11,347n/a (estimate)3,4462,3912,110

Key findings

  • Corpus Christi crime rates are 70% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Corpus Christi are 109% higher than the national average
  • In Corpus Christi you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Corpus Christi is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Corpus Christi has decreased by 4%

Corpus Christi crime map

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The Corpus Christi crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Corpus Christi (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Corpus Christi, TX per 100,000 people. In Corpus Christi, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.51 times more than the Texas average and 1.70 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Corpus Christi is 1.90 times more than the Texas average and 2.09 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Corpus Christi has a daily crime rate that is 1.44 times more than the Texas average and 1.63 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Corpus Christi (higher is better)

      Is Corpus Christi safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Texas as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Corpus Christi to other cities in the state and across the country, Corpus Christi is 4% safer than other cities of Texas and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. Corpus Christi has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Corpus Christi

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Corpus Christi is 1 in 126
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Corpus Christi is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Corpus Christi is 1 in 24
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Corpus Christi, Texas? If you reside in Corpus Christi, then there is a 1 in 126 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 30. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Corpus Christi.

      Year Over Year Crime In Corpus Christi (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Corpus Christi is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Corpus Christi has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 5% in Corpus Christi, while property crimes in Corpus Christi have decreased by 5%. Total crime has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Corpus Christi police department

      ItemCorpus ChristiTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)61946,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
      There are a total of 619 Corpus Christi police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.1% less than the Texas average and 39.1% 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
      Gregory, TX2,0581569391,095
      Taft, TX3,0663101,1711,481
      Odem, TX2,6542341,3361,570
      Taft Southwest, TX1,1632351,3421,578
      Ingleside, TX9,7762221,6791,900
      Portland, TX16,1441141,8061,920
      Ingleside on the Bay, TX6763241,8492,173
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0507943,4464,240

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Riverside, CA318,6785062,9383,444
      St. Louis, MO316,0301,9276,1838,111
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054352,0402,476
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0507943,4464,240
      Source: The Corpus Christi, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.