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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 peoplePlano/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,954n/a (estimate)2,0542,7322,324
Violent crime458n/a (estimate)158432370
Vehicle theft521n/a179.8331.2282.7
Property crime5,496n/a (estimate)1,8962,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Plano, TX

The Plano crime rates are 11.6% 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 458 violent crimes in Plano (158 per 100,000 people), which is 57.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 5496 property crimes (1896 per 100,000 residents) which is 3% lower than average.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Plano per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Plano crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

In the most recent release, Plano reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Plano, there were 1896 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Plano?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Plano residents. Out of the respondents (106 in total), 63% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Plano were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 37% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Plano a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Plano 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 Plano crime rate is 12% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 16.31 crimes per day - 1.25 violent crimes and 15.06 property crimes.

Has Crime in Plano 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 Plano 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 Plano has increased by 12.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 1.1% and property crime has increased by 14.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Plano

Plano has a population density of 4029.6 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Plano crime rates.

In Plano, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.75 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Plano, the average monthly rent stands at $1,447, while the national average is $949 per month.

Plano crime map

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

      • Plano crime rates are 12% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Plano are 57% lower than the national average
      • In Plano you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Plano is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Plano has increased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Plano (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Plano, TX per 100,000 people. In Plano, the total number of daily crimes is 1.33 times less than the Texas average and 1.13 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Plano is 2.73 times less than the Texas average and 2.34 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Plano has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times less than the Texas average and 1.03 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Plano (higher is better)

        How safe is Plano, Texas compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Plano is safer than 55% of the cities in Texas and 51% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Plano. Overall, Plano is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Plano

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Plano is 1 in 633
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Plano is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Plano is 1 in 49
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Plano, Texas? If you reside in Plano, then there is a 1 in 633 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 53. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 49 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Plano.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Plano is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Plano has increased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Plano has increased by 16%. The total crime rate in Plano has increased by 15% year to year.

        Plano police department

        Item Plano Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)48046,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.03.3
        There are a total of 480 Plano police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.7% less than the Texas average and 46.1% 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
        Parker, TX4,92081326407
        St. Paul, TX1,37770373443
        Lowry Crossing, TX1,20580427507
        Wylie, TX51,25159578637
        Little Elm, TX49,792161477638
        Fairview, TX8,99846623669
        Heath, TX9,06984628713
        Plano, TX288,8701581,8962,054

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lincoln, NE286,3883822,8423,224
        Anchorage, AK292,0901,1512,7643,915
        Orlando, FL284,8178364,0284,864
        Greensboro, NC294,3958193,7864,605
        Newark, NJ281,9175201,8202,340
        Plano, TX288,8701581,8962,054
        Source: The Plano, 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.