Annual Crime In Port Arthur (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePort Arthur/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,835n/a (estimate)3,2982,7782,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePort Arthur/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a23.44.65.0
Rape20n/a35.951.242.6
Robbery96n/a172.598.486.2
Assault261n/a469.1256.6246.8
Violent crime390n/a (estimate)701411381
Burglary504n/a905.8410.8376.0
Theft807n/a1,450.31,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft134n/a240.8243.2228.9
Property crime1,445n/a (estimate)2,5972,3672,200

Key findings

  • Port Arthur crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Port Arthur are 84% higher than the national average
  • In Port Arthur you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Port Arthur is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Port Arthur has decreased by 16%

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Compare Port Arthur, TX Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Port Arthur (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Port Arthur, TX is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Port Arthur are 1.19 times more than the Texas average and 1.28 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Port Arthur are 1.71 times more than than Texas and 1.84 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Port Arthur are 1.10 times more than than Texas and 1.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Port Arthur (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Port Arthur compared to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Port Arthur ranks safer than 7% of every city located within Texas along with 10% 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, Port Arthur, TX is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Port Arthur

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Port Arthur is 1 in 143
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Port Arthur is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Port Arthur is 1 in 31
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Port Arthur? In Port Arthur, you have a 1 in 143 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 39. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Port Arthur, TX is 1 in 31.

      Year Over Year Crime In Port Arthur (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Port Arthur is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Port Arthur has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 8% in Port Arthur, while property crimes in Port Arthur have decreased by 21%. Total crime has decreased by 16% year over year.

      Port Arthur police department

      ItemPort ArthurTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16146,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.03.3
      There are a total of 161 Port Arthur police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2.2% less than the Texas average and 9.6% 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
      Central Gardens, TX3,93496555651
      Bridge City, TX7,9641341,3041,438
      Taylor Landing, TX2282561,4751,731
      Port Neches, TX12,7944351,3821,817
      Nederland, TX17,1322681,7592,027
      Groves, TX15,7984521,9532,404
      West Orange, TX3,4542642,8413,105
      Port Arthur, TX54,9137012,5973,298

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hanford, CA54,9124822,2252,708
      Aloha, OR54,9083513,5503,900
      Paramount, CA54,9415982,5933,191
      West Haven, CT54,9721922,1472,338
      Shoreline, WA55,0211201,9422,062
      Port Arthur, TX54,9137012,5973,298
      Source: The Port Arthur, 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.