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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 peopleHelotes/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime172n/a (estimate)1,8572,7322,324
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)32432370
Vehicle theft5n/a54.0331.2282.7
Property crime169n/a (estimate)1,8242,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Helotes, TX

The Helotes crime rates are 20.1% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 3 violent crimes in Helotes (32 per 100,000 people), which is 91.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 169 property crimes (1824 per 100,000 residents) which is 6.7% lower than average.

Helotes stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 32 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Helotes secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Helotes experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Helotes has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 1824 property crimes in Helotes, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Helotes?

AreaVibes surveyed 12 local residents in Helotes to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 83% of people answered that there was very little crime in Helotes and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 17% 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 Helotes a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Helotes, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Helotes presents a total crime rate that is 20% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Helotes experiences an average of 0.47 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.46 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Helotes Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Helotes crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Helotes has increased by 57.8% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 50% and property crime has increased by 64.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Helotes

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Helotes currently has an unemployment rate of 5.7%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Helotes, 93.2% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Helotes, the average rental rates are $2,081 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Helotes crime map

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

      • Helotes crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Helotes are 91% lower than the national average
      • In Helotes you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Helotes is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Helotes has increased by 81%

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        Daily Crime In Helotes (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Helotes, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Helotes are 1.47 times less than the Texas average and 1.25 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Helotes are 13.34 times less than than Texas and 11.42 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Helotes are 1.26 times less than than Texas and 1.07 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Helotes (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Texas and all other cities across the US, is Helotes safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Helotes is safer than 75% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Helotes is safer than 69% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Texas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Helotes. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Helotes is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Helotes

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Helotes is 1 in 3088
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Helotes is 1 in 55
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Helotes is 1 in 54
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Helotes, Texas you have a 1 in 3088 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Helotes.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Helotes, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Helotes has decreased by 43%, while the property crime rate in Helotes has increased by 88% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Helotes has increased by 81% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Helotes police department

        Item Helotes Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2246,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.03.3
        There are a total of 22 Helotes police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.2% less than the Texas average and 11.4% 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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cross Mountain, TX3,23868361429
        Scenic Oaks, TX6,611140748888
        Grey Forest, TX5031809601,140
        Timberwood Park, TX25,0031879941,180
        Fair Oaks Ranch, TX10,753811,1151,196
        Terrell Hills, TX5,409401,2711,311
        Boerne, TX16,9091071,5181,625
        Helotes, TX9,525321,8241,857

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Merrydale, LA9,5236692,9233,592
        Orono, ME9,52343360403
        Francisville, KY9,52075508584
        Silver City, NM9,5308283,1673,994
        Midland, WA9,5184564,0694,524
        Helotes, TX9,525321,8241,857
        Source: The Helotes, 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.