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31%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
58%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
26%
Property 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 peopleLindale/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime104n/a (estimate)1,5982,7322,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape2n/a30.750.040.0
Robbery1n/a15.470.566.1
Assault7n/a107.5304.7268.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)154432370
Burglary9n/a138.3334.3269.8
Theft67n/a1,029.31,634.41,401.9
Vehicle theft18n/a276.5331.2282.7
Property crime94n/a (estimate)1,4442,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lindale, TX

The Lindale crime rates are 31.3% 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 10 violent crimes in Lindale (154 per 100,000 people), which is 58.5% lower than the national average and there were a total of 94 property crimes (1444 per 100,000 residents) which is 26.1% lower than average.

In the latest reported crime year, Lindale 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lindale?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Lindale residents. Out of the respondents (7 in total), 57% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Lindale were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 43% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Lindale a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Lindale 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. Lindale has a total crime rate that is 31% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.28 daily crimes (0.03 violent daily crimes and 0.26 daily property crimes) in Lindale.

Has Crime in Lindale 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 Lindale 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 Lindale has increased by 1% year over year. Violent crime has didn't change by 0% and property crime has increased by 1.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lindale

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Lindale crime rates. Lindale registers a population density of 1005.6 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Lindale, the cost of living is 9.58% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Lindale, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 4.22 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Lindale crime map



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

  • Lindale crime rates are 31% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lindale are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Lindale you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lindale is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lindale has increased by 8%

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        Daily Crime In Lindale (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Lindale, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Lindale are 1.71 times less than the Texas average and 1.45 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Lindale are 2.81 times less than than Texas and 2.41 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Lindale are 1.59 times less than than Texas and 1.35 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Lindale (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Lindale in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Lindale safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Lindale being safer than 61% of cities in Texas and 57% 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 Lindale. In conclusion, Lindale ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lindale

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lindale is 1 in 651
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lindale is 1 in 70
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lindale is 1 in 63
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lindale? In Lindale, TX you have a 1 in 651 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 70 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 63 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lindale.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Lindale, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Lindale has increased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Lindale has increased by 8% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Lindale has increased by 8% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Lindale police department

        Item Lindale Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2146,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.23.03.3
        There are a total of 21 Lindale police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.4% greater than the Texas average and 29.8% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chandler, TX3,08557595652
        Van, TX2,70671673743
        Hideaway, TX3,157133708841
        Hawkins, TX1,641222665887
        Mineola, TX4,7643381,4911,829
        New Chapel Hill, TX7154392,3362,775
        Tyler, TX105,8595302,3272,857
        Lindale, TX6,2121541,4441,598

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Walpole, MA6,2111539091,062
        Crystal Lake, FL6,2113281,9802,308
        Tarrant, AL6,2162,5204,5667,086
        Hazardville, CT6,2161231,2241,347
        Yardville, NJ6,2081751,2241,400
        Lindale, TX6,2121541,4441,598
        Source: The Lindale, 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.