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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 peopleEdna/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime58n/a (estimate)9712,7322,324
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)418432370
Vehicle theft8n/a133.9331.2282.7
Property crime33n/a (estimate)5522,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Edna, TX

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Edna crime rate is lower than the national average by 58.2%. Specifically, there were 25 violent crimes in Edna, equivalent to 418 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 13.1%. Furthermore, Edna recorded 33 property crimes, amounting to 552 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 71.8%.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Edna is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Edna reported 418 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

In the latest reported crime year, Edna recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Edna, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 552, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Edna a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Edna is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Edna has a total crime rate that is 58% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.16 daily crimes (0.07 violent daily crimes and 0.09 daily property crimes) in Edna.

Has Crime in Edna Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Edna. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Edna has decreased by 14.7%. Violent crimes have increased by 31.6%, while property crimes have decreased by 32.7%. 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 Edna

Edna has a poverty rate of 18.9, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Edna has a population density of 1385.8 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Edna crime rates.

In Edna, the cost of living is 17.28% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Edna crime map

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

      • Edna crime rates are 58% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Edna are 13% higher than the national average
      • In Edna you have a 1 in 104 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Edna is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Edna has decreased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Edna (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Edna, TX per 100,000 people. In Edna, the total number of daily crimes is 2.81 times less than the Texas average and 2.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Edna is 1.03 times less than the Texas average and 1.13 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Edna has a daily crime rate that is 4.16 times less than the Texas average and 3.54 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Edna (higher is better)

        Is Edna 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 Edna to other cities in the state and across the country, Edna is 36% safer than other cities of Texas and 38% safer than other cities in the nation. Edna has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Edna

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Edna is 1 in 240
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Edna is 1 in 182
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Edna is 1 in 104
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Edna, Texas? If you reside in Edna, then there is a 1 in 240 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 182. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 104 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Edna.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Edna 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 Edna has increased by 27% and the rate of property crime in Edna has decreased by 35%. The total crime rate in Edna has decreased by 17% year to year.

        Edna police department

        Item Edna Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1146,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

        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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        Edna, TX5,729418552971

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        Source: The Edna, 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.