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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 65%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesquite/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,811n/a (estimate)4,0202,7782,580
Murder6n/a4.24.65.0
Rape54n/a37.451.242.6
Robbery210n/a145.398.486.2
Assault303n/a209.6256.6246.8
Violent crime573n/a (estimate)396411381
Burglary811n/a561.0410.8376.0
Theft3,603n/a2,492.41,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft824n/a570.0243.2228.9
Property crime5,238n/a (estimate)3,6232,3672,200

Key findings

  • Mesquite crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mesquite are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Mesquite you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mesquite is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mesquite has decreased by 1%

Mesquite crime map

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The Mesquite crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mesquite as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Mesquite crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Mesquite (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Mesquite, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Mesquite are 1.45 times more than the Texas average and 1.56 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Mesquite are 1.04 times less than than Texas and 1.04 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Mesquite are 1.53 times more than than Texas and 1.65 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Mesquite (higher is better)

      Is Mesquite safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Texas as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Mesquite to other cities in the state and across the country, Mesquite is 15% safer than other cities of Texas and 19% safer than other cities in the nation. Mesquite has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mesquite

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mesquite is 1 in 253
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesquite is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Mesquite, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 253. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Mesquite is 1 in 25.

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

      Determining whether Mesquite is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Mesquite violent crime rates have decreased by 7%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Mesquite has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

      Mesquite police department

      ItemMesquiteTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29346,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
      There are a total of 293 Mesquite police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.7% less than the Texas average and 37.8% less than the National average.

      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
      Talty, TX1,47958332390
      McLendon-Chisholm, TX2,00564371436
      Fate, TX9,23469485554
      Heath, TX7,99278604682
      Sachse, TX23,32956775831
      Sunnyvale, TX5,871134770903
      Travis Ranch, TX3,032142815957
      Mesquite, TX143,7713963,6234,020

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Syracuse, NY144,3507033,0883,791
      Savannah, GA144,7174052,4602,865
      Metairie, LA144,7723672,2342,601
      Frisco, TX145,646871,3641,450
      Naperville, IL145,78969136205
      Mesquite, TX143,7713963,6234,020
      Source: The Mesquite, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.