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Total crime 92%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 96%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Houston/100k peopleHouston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime127,0074,784 (estimate)5,3922,8102,489
Murder275n/a11.74.95.0
Rape1,249n/a53.051.142.6
Robbery9,147n/a388.3100.081.6
Assault14,586n/a619.2263.0250.2
Violent crime25,257649 (estimate)1,072419379
Burglary17,038n/a723.3392.8340.5
Theft71,614n/a3,040.11,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft13,098n/a556.0267.2219.9
Property crime101,7504,135 (estimate)4,3192,3912,110

Key findings

  • West Houston crime rates are 92% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Houston are 71% higher than the national average
  • In West Houston you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Houston is safer than 40% of the cities in Texas
  • Year over year crime in Houston has increased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In West Houston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Houston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Houston is 1 in 155
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Houston is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Houston is 1 in 21

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

      Houston police department

      ItemWest HoustonHoustonTexas
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a6,66346,020
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.13.0

      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
      Bunker Hill Village, TX3,90980455535
      Piney Point Village, TX3,31280455535
      Spring Valley Village, TX4,098109621730
      Hunters Creek Village, TX4,688109621730
      West University Place, TX15,31838784822
      Southside Place, TX1,746158683841
      Greatwood, TX12,0401609111,070
      Houston, TX2,240,5821,0724,3195,392

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3246993,3154,014
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587084,3245,033
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123621,8832,244
      Houston, TX2,240,5821,0724,3195,392
      Source: The West Houston, Houston, 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.