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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 peopleJacinto City/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime341n/a (estimate)3,7112,7322,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)76432370
Vehicle theft39n/a424.4331.2282.7
Property crime334n/a (estimate)3,6342,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Jacinto City, TX

The Jacinto City crime rates are 59.7% higher 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 7 violent crimes in Jacinto City (76 per 100,000 people), which is 79.4% lower than the national average and there were a total of 334 property crimes (3634 per 100,000 residents) which is 86% higher than average.

Jacinto City distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 76 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Jacinto City among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Jacinto City 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.

Every year, one in 28 people fall victim to a property crime in Jacinto City - which is high compared to the national average. With a property crime rate of 3634 per 100,000 people, Jacinto City has one of the highest property crime rates in the country. In fact, the city ranks among the worst 10% of all cities that reported crime last year.

With a total of 39 vehicle thefts last year, Jacinto City has one of the most stolen cars in the country at 424 per 100,000 people. This lands Jacinto City in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported crime and the chance of any vehicle being stolen is one in 236.

Is Jacinto City a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Jacinto City a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Jacinto City crime rate is 60% higher than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.93 crimes per day - 0.02 violent crimes and 0.92 property crimes.

Has Crime in Jacinto City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Jacinto City. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Jacinto City has increased by 25.8%. Violent crimes have decreased by 56.3%, while property crimes have increased by 31%. 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 Jacinto City

In Jacinto City, 46% 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.

In Jacinto City, the cost of living is 17.66% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

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 Jacinto City, the average rental rates are $886 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Jacinto City crime map

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

      • Jacinto City crime rates are 60% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Jacinto City are 79% lower than the national average
      • In Jacinto City you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Jacinto City is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Jacinto City has increased by 41%

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        Daily Crime In Jacinto City (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Jacinto City on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Texas and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Jacinto City (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Texas, are 1.36 times more than the state average and 1.60 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Jacinto City on a daily basis are 5.67 times less than than Texas average and 4.85 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Jacinto City are 1.58 times more than the daily state average and 1.86 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Jacinto City (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Jacinto City in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Jacinto City safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Jacinto City being safer than 44% of cities in Texas and 44% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Jacinto City. In conclusion, Jacinto City ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jacinto City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jacinto City is 1 in 1313
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jacinto City is 1 in 28
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Jacinto City is 1 in 27
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Jacinto City? If you reside in Jacinto City, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1313. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 28 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Jacinto City, is 1 in 27.

        Year Over Year Crime In Jacinto City (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jacinto City, Texas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Jacinto City has decreased by 51%, the amount of property crime in Jacinto City has increased by 46%, and the total amount of crime in Jacinto City has increased by 41% year over year.

        Jacinto City police department

        Item Jacinto City Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2546,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.03.3
        There are a total of 25 Jacinto City police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24% less than the Texas average and 29.7% 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.

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        Taylor Lake Village, TX3,68582438520
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        Source: The Jacinto City, 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.