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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 3%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Marcos/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,678n/a (estimate)2,5362,7782,580
Murder1n/a1.54.65.0
Rape83n/a125.551.242.6
Robbery42n/a63.598.486.2
Assault137n/a207.1256.6246.8
Violent crime263n/a (estimate)398411381
Burglary270n/a408.1410.8376.0
Theft1,044n/a1,578.11,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft101n/a152.7243.2228.9
Property crime1,415n/a (estimate)2,1392,3672,200

Key findings

  • San Marcos crime rates are 2% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Marcos are 4% higher than the national average
  • In San Marcos you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Marcos is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Marcos has decreased by 4%

San Marcos crime map

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The San Marcos crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Marcos 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 San Marcos crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In San Marcos (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in San Marcos, TX per 100,000 people. In San Marcos, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.10 times less than the Texas average and 1.02 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in San Marcos is 1.03 times less than the Texas average and 1.04 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, San Marcos has a daily crime rate that is 1.11 times less than the Texas average and 1.03 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is San Marcos (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of San Marcos to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is San Marcos safe? The gauges above illustrate that San Marcos is safer than 27% of every city located within Texas along with 29% 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, San Marcos, TX is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Marcos

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Marcos is 1 in 252
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Marcos is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Marcos is 1 in 40
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in San Marcos? In San Marcos, you have a 1 in 252 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 47. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in San Marcos, TX is 1 in 40.

      Year Over Year Crime In San Marcos (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether San Marcos 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 San Marcos has increased by 17%, while the property crime rate in San Marcos has decreased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in San Marcos has decreased by 4% year over year.

      San Marcos police department

      ItemSan MarcosTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12746,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.03.3
      There are a total of 127 San Marcos police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.8% less than the Texas average and 17.6% 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
      Wimberley, TX2,79964371436
      Woodcreek, TX1,49185489574
      Martindale, TX1,3791498571,006
      Mustang Ridge, TX1,1921639391,102
      Mountain City, TX6941669561,122
      Geronimo, TX1,1241841,0611,245
      Lake Dunlap, TX2,3721841,0621,246
      San Marcos, TX57,7433982,1392,536

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Coconut Creek, FL57,7311431,6501,793
      Arcadia, CA57,7551282,4012,529
      Tamiami, FL57,7964022,3802,781
      Tonawanda, NY57,8441551,3331,488
      Tonawanda, NY57,8441821,6481,829
      San Marcos, TX57,7433982,1392,536
      Source: The San Marcos, 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.