Reported Annual Crime In Port Lavaca

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 Lavaca/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime320n/a (estimate)2,5743,0022,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePort Lavaca/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.05.05.3
Rape17n/a136.751.141.7
Robbery3n/a24.1114.098.0
Assault64n/a514.8268.8248.9
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)684439394
Burglary72n/a579.2473.7430.4
Theft140n/a1,126.11,848.51,694.4
Vehicle theft23n/a185.0240.4237.4
Property crime235n/a (estimate)1,8902,5632,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Port Lavaca, TX is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 14% lower than the average of crimes committed in Texas. It is also 7% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Port Lavaca, TX shows a crime rate that is 56% higher than the Texas average. The crime rate is also 74% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Port Lavaca, TX is shown to be 26% lower than the Texas average and 20% lower than the national average.
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The Port Lavaca crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Port Lavaca 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 Port Lavaca crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Port Lavaca is 7% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.05 daily crimes that occur in Port Lavaca.
  • Port Lavaca is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Port Lavaca you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Port Lavaca has decreased by 28%.

Compare Port Lavaca, TX Crime To Other Cities

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Port Lavaca, TX per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Texas as well as national figures. In Port Lavaca, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times less than the Texas average and 1.07 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Port Lavaca, TX are 1.56 times more than the Texas average and 1.74 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Port Lavaca, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.36 times less than the Texas average and 1.25 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Port Lavaca (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Texas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Port Lavaca, TX? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Port Lavaca, TX has been ranked safer than 13% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Port Lavaca, TX is safer than 14% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Texas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Port Lavaca, TX. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Port Lavaca, TX is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Port Lavaca

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Port Lavaca is 1 in 147
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Port Lavaca is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Port Lavaca is 1 in 39
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Port Lavaca, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Port Lavaca, TX you have a 1 in 147 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 53 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Port Lavaca, TX.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Port Lavaca, TX is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Port Lavaca, TX has decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Port Lavaca, TX has decreased by 32% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Port Lavaca, TX has decreased by 28% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Port Lavaca police department

ItemPort LavacaTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2546,020558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
There are a total of 25 Port Lavaca police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.3% less than the Texas average and 38.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 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
Port O'Connor, TX1,0421538951,049
Seadrift, TX1,5741921,1191,310
Point Comfort, TX7625032,9393,443
Lolita, TX6825092,9743,484
Vanderbilt, TX5656593,8474,506
Placedo, TX7966613,8604,521
Port Lavaca, TX12,3746841,8902,574

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mount Sinai, NY12,362184778962
California, MD12,3864882,1682,656
Irondale, AL12,3884373,1873,624
Beatrice, NE12,3583532,6272,980
Woodland Park, NJ12,3581321,1841,317
Port Lavaca, TX12,3746841,8902,574
Source: The Port Lavaca, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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