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Violent 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 peopleProsper/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime360n/a (estimate)9542,7322,324
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)77432370
Vehicle theft22n/a58.3331.2282.7
Property crime331n/a (estimate)8772,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Prosper, TX

The Prosper crime rates are 59% 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 29 violent crimes in Prosper (77 per 100,000 people), which is 79.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 331 property crimes (877 per 100,000 residents) which is 55.1% lower than average.

Prosper shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 77 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Prosper an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Prosper reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Prosper?

AreaVibes surveyed 15 local residents in Prosper to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 67% of people answered that there was very little crime in Prosper and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 33% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Prosper a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Prosper, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Prosper presents a total crime rate that is 59% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Prosper experiences an average of 0.99 daily crimes, comprising 0.08 violent incidents and 0.91 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Prosper Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Prosper has increased by 63.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Prosper, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 262.5%, while property crime has increased by 56.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Prosper is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Prosper

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Prosper crime rates. Prosper registers a population density of 1027.3 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Prosper, 94.1% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

In Prosper, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.19 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.

Prosper crime map

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

      • Prosper crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Prosper are 79% lower than the national average
      • In Prosper you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Prosper is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Prosper has increased by 29%

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        Daily Crime In Prosper (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Prosper, TX per 100,000 people. In Prosper, the total number of daily crimes is 2.86 times less than the Texas average and 2.44 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Prosper is 5.62 times less than the Texas average and 4.81 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Prosper has a daily crime rate that is 2.62 times less than the Texas average and 2.23 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Prosper (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Prosper in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Prosper safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Prosper being safer than 81% of cities in Texas and 77% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Prosper. In conclusion, Prosper ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prosper

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prosper is 1 in 1302
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prosper is 1 in 115
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Prosper is 1 in 105
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Prosper? In Prosper, you have a 1 in 1302 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 115. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Prosper, TX is 1 in 105.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Prosper, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Prosper has increased by 185%, while the property crime rate in Prosper has increased by 24% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Prosper has increased by 29% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Prosper police department

        Item Prosper Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2246,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
        There are a total of 22 Prosper police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.1% less than the Texas average and 32.6% 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
        Melissa, TX10,77425319344
        Cross Roads, TX1,12861323383
        Parker, TX4,92081326407
        Shady Shores, TX2,88868361429
        St. Paul, TX1,37770373443
        Gunter, TX1,9090449449
        Krugerville, TX1,44786458544
        Prosper, TX25,88777877954

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sachse, TX25,88835696731
        Holt, MI25,8884201,4011,821
        Columbine, CO25,8924242,7133,137
        Asheboro, NC25,8774113,8394,249
        Lemoore, CA25,8674551,5942,048
        Prosper, TX25,88777877954
        Source: The Prosper, 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.