Reported Annual Crime In Galveston

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 peopleGalveston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,804n/a (estimate)3,5442,7782,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGalveston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a13.84.65.0
Rape82n/a161.151.242.6
Robbery70n/a137.598.486.2
Assault106n/a208.3256.6246.8
Violent crime265n/a (estimate)521411381
Burglary176n/a345.8410.8376.0
Theft1,110n/a2,180.91,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft253n/a497.1243.2228.9
Property crime1,539n/a (estimate)3,0242,3672,200

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Galveston, TX. All reported Galveston, TX crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Galveston, TX overall crime rate is 28% higher than in comparison to the Texas average; and is also 37% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Galveston, TX, the rate is 27% higher than compared to the Texas average, and 37% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Galveston, TX comes in at 28% higher than to the average seen in Texas, and 37% higher than the overall national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Galveston is 37% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.71 daily crimes that occur in Galveston.
  • Galveston is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Galveston you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Galveston has decreased by 11%.

Compare Galveston, TX Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Galveston (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Galveston, TX per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national scale. In Galveston, TX the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.28 times more than the Texas average and 1.37 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Galveston, TX is 1.27 times more than the Texas average and 1.37 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Galveston, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than the Texas average and 1.37 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Galveston (higher is better)

How safe is Galveston, TX compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Galveston, TX is safer than 15% of the cities in Texas and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Galveston, TX. Overall, Galveston, TX is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Galveston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Galveston is 1 in 193
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Galveston is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Galveston is 1 in 29
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Galveston, TX? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Galveston, TX, then there is a 1 in 193 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 29 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Galveston, TX.

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

A good indicator of whether Galveston, TX is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Galveston, TX has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Galveston, TX has decreased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Galveston, TX has decreased by 11% year over year.

Galveston police department

ItemGalvestonTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16846,020558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.03.3
There are a total of 168 Galveston police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.7% greater than the Texas average and 5.1% greater 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
Bayou Vista, TX1,69858332390
Bolivar Peninsula, TX2,154130751881
Tiki Island, TX9001669561,122
Jamaica Beach, TX9892771,5971,875
San Leon, TX4,9873191,8362,155
Hitchcock, TX7,4643231,9782,302
Bacliff, TX9,0044872,8053,292
Galveston, TX49,4435213,0243,544

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Leesburg, VA49,4011781,1171,296
Florin, CA49,4867383,9324,670
Monroe, LA49,3611,4026,7888,190
Cuyahoga Falls, OH49,3531162,1142,230
Logan, UT49,5391361,6541,790
Galveston, TX49,4435213,0243,544
Source: The Galveston, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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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