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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 peopleRio Hondo/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42n/a (estimate)2,0872,7322,324
Violent crime8n/a (estimate)398432370
Vehicle theft3n/a149.1331.2282.7
Property crime34n/a (estimate)1,6902,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Rio Hondo, TX

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Rio Hondo crime rate is lower than the national average by 10.2%. Specifically, there were 8 violent crimes in Rio Hondo, equivalent to 398 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 7.5%. Furthermore, Rio Hondo recorded 34 property crimes, amounting to 1690 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 13.5%.

The Rio Hondo crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in Rio Hondo, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

The violent crime rate in Rio Hondo closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 398 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Rio Hondo as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

In the latest reported crime year, Rio Hondo recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Is Rio Hondo a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Rio Hondo, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Rio Hondo presents a total crime rate that is 10% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Rio Hondo experiences an average of 0.12 daily crimes, comprising 0.02 violent incidents and 0.09 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 Rio Hondo 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 Rio Hondo 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 Rio Hondo has increased by 68% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 11.1% and property crime has increased by 112.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Rio Hondo

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Rio Hondo crime rate. The poverty level in Rio Hondo is 30.7%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Rio Hondo, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.02 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Rio Hondo is $81,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Rio Hondo crime map

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

      • Rio Hondo crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Rio Hondo are 8% higher than the national average
      • In Rio Hondo you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Rio Hondo is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Rio Hondo has increased by 123%

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        Daily Crime In Rio Hondo (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rio Hondo

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rio Hondo is 1 in 252
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rio Hondo is 1 in 60
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Rio Hondo is 1 in 48

        Year Over Year Crime In Rio Hondo (per 100,000 people)

        Rio Hondo police department

        Item Rio Hondo Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)546,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
        There are a total of 5 Rio Hondo police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.9% less than the Texas average and 38% 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.

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        Source: The Rio Hondo, 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.