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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleMcKinney/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,401n/a (estimate)1,1522,7322,324
Violent crime238n/a (estimate)114432370
Vehicle theft186n/a89.2331.2282.7
Property crime2,163n/a (estimate)1,0382,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in McKinney, TX

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in McKinney is 50.4% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 238 violent crimes reported in McKinney, equivalent to 114 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 69.1%. Additionally, McKinney recorded 2163 property crimes, amounting to 1038 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 46.9%.

McKinney shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 114 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made McKinney an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in McKinney?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in McKinney. Based on the results of the surveys (79 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in McKinney and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is McKinney a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if McKinney 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. McKinney has a total crime rate that is 50% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 6.58 daily crimes (0.65 violent daily crimes and 5.93 daily property crimes) in McKinney.

Has Crime in McKinney Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in McKinney. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in McKinney has increased by 8.6%. Violent crimes have decreased by 14.1%, while property crimes have increased by 11.9%. 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 McKinney

In McKinney, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.5%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall McKinney crime rates.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, 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 McKinney, the cost of living is 18.3% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in McKinney stands at $327,800, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

McKinney crime map

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

      • McKinney crime rates are 50% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in McKinney are 69% lower than the national average
      • In McKinney you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • McKinney is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in McKinney has increased by 14%

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        Daily Crime In McKinney (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in McKinney for every 100,000 residents. The McKinney total amount of daily crime is 2.37 times less than the Texas average and 2.02 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in McKinney, is 3.78 times less than the Texas average, and it is 3.24 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that McKinney has a daily crime average that is 2.22 times less than the Texas average and 1.88 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is McKinney (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of McKinney to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is McKinney safe? The gauges above illustrate that McKinney is safer than 74% of every city located within Texas along with 69% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. As a result, McKinney, TX is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in McKinney

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in McKinney is 1 in 876
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in McKinney is 1 in 97
        The chance of being a victim of crime in McKinney is 1 in 87
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In McKinney, Texas you have a 1 in 876 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 97 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 87 chance of becoming a victim of crime in McKinney.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for McKinney is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in McKinney has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 10% in McKinney, while property crimes in McKinney have increased by 17%. Total crime has increased by 13% year over year.

        McKinney police department

        Item McKinney Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20346,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.03.3
        There are a total of 203 McKinney police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.1% less than the Texas average and 54.8% 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
        Melissa, TX10,77425319344
        Parker, TX4,92081326407
        St. Paul, TX1,37770373443
        Lowry Crossing, TX1,20580427507
        Wylie, TX51,25159578637
        Fairview, TX8,99846623669
        Lavon, TX3,50480589669
        McKinney, TX191,1971141,0381,152

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Tempe, AZ191,6075844,3344,919
        Mobile, AL189,9949273,0133,940
        Shreveport, LA189,8908113,7904,601
        Cape Coral, FL189,6333582,1662,524
        Tallahassee, FL192,8853552,1492,504
        McKinney, TX191,1971141,0381,152
        Source: The McKinney, 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.