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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 59%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMurphy/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime176n/a (estimate)8462,6922,346
Murder0n/a0.06.66.5
Rape3n/a14.446.038.4
Robbery1n/a4.891.473.9
Assault4n/a19.2302.5279.7
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)38447388
Burglary14n/a67.3370.7314.2
Theft150n/a721.21,587.31,398.0
Vehicle theft4n/a19.2287.0246.0
Property crime168n/a (estimate)8082,2451,958

Key findings

  • Murphy crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Murphy are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Murphy you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Murphy is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Murphy has increased by 56%

Murphy crime map

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The Murphy crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Murphy 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 Murphy crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Murphy (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Murphy, per 100,000 residents. In Murphy, the total number of daily crimes is 3.18 times less than the Texas average and 2.77 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Murphy are 11.61 times less than the Texas average and 10.08 times less than the national average. For property crime, Murphy has a daily crime rate that is 2.78 times less than the Texas average and 2.42 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Murphy (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Murphy, Texas compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Murphy safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Murphy is safer than 90% of Texas cities, and 84% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Murphy. At this time, Murphy sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Murphy

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Murphy is 1 in 2600
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Murphy is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Murphy is 1 in 119
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Murphy? In Murphy, TX you have a 1 in 2600 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 124 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Murphy.

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

      Determining whether Murphy is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Murphy violent crime rates have decreased by 12%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 61% year over year. Total crimes for Murphy has increased by 56% in the same time frame.

      Murphy police department

      ItemMurphyTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3146,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.03.3
      There are a total of 31 Murphy police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.7% less than the Texas average and 48.9% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lavon, TX2,663101228330
      McLendon-Chisholm, TX2,00570352422
      St. Paul, TX1,23572364437
      Fairview, TX8,23521459480
      Parker, TX4,24156429485
      Lowry Crossing, TX1,58483417500
      Heath, TX7,99283480563
      Murphy, TX20,01538808846

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clifton, CO20,0216564,3955,051
      Shenandoah, LA19,9992611,1771,437
      Amherst Center, MA20,037155260414
      Middletown, DE20,0452101,9032,112
      Louisville, CO19,9722611,7722,033
      Murphy, TX20,01538808846
      Source: The Murphy, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.