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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 peopleSaginaw/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime360n/a (estimate)1,5002,7322,324
Violent crime59n/a (estimate)246432370
Vehicle theft36n/a150.0331.2282.7
Property crime301n/a (estimate)1,2552,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Saginaw, TX

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Saginaw is 35.4% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 59 violent crimes reported in Saginaw, equivalent to 246 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 33.5%. Additionally, Saginaw recorded 301 property crimes, amounting to 1255 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 35.8%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Saginaw?

AreaVibes surveyed 16 local residents in Saginaw to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 63% of people answered that there was very little crime in Saginaw and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 38% 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 Saginaw a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Saginaw is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Saginaw has a total crime rate that is 35% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.99 daily crimes (0.16 violent daily crimes and 0.82 daily property crimes) in Saginaw.

Has Crime in Saginaw Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Saginaw. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Saginaw has decreased by 14.3%. Violent crimes have decreased by 4.8%, while property crimes have decreased by 15.9%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Saginaw

Saginaw has a population density of 3115 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 Saginaw crime rates.

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Saginaw, 85.1% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Saginaw has an average rental rate of $1,378 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Saginaw crime map

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

      • Saginaw crime rates are 35% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Saginaw are 34% lower than the national average
      • In Saginaw you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Saginaw is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Saginaw has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Saginaw (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Saginaw, TX per 100,000 people. In Saginaw, the total number of daily crimes is 1.82 times less than the Texas average and 1.55 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Saginaw is 1.76 times less than the Texas average and 1.50 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Saginaw has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times less than the Texas average and 1.56 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Saginaw (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Saginaw in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Saginaw safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Saginaw being safer than 50% of cities in Texas and 48% 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 Saginaw. In conclusion, Saginaw ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Saginaw

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Saginaw is 1 in 407
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Saginaw is 1 in 80
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Saginaw is 1 in 67
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Saginaw? If you reside in Saginaw, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 407. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 80 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Saginaw, is 1 in 67.

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

        A good indicator of whether Saginaw is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Saginaw has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Saginaw has decreased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Saginaw has decreased by 9% year over year.

        Saginaw police department

        Item Saginaw Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4446,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
        There are a total of 44 Saginaw police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.8% less than the Texas average and 34.2% 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
        Westlake, TX1,51161323383
        Haslet, TX2,27661323383
        Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,19268361429
        Blue Mound, TX2,317129301430
        Double Oak, TX3,09933459491
        Colleyville, TX26,76658436494
        Rhome, TX1,748109489598
        Saginaw, TX23,8352461,2551,500

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Calabasas, CA23,8421461,5731,719
        Chantilly, VA23,820103747850
        Faribault, MN23,8532541,9952,248
        Columbus, MS23,8532731,9472,220
        Lathrop, CA23,8637243,3914,115
        Saginaw, TX23,8352461,2551,500
        Source: The Saginaw, 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.