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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 22%
Property crime 22%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Houston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime535n/a (estimate)3,0302,8102,489
Murder1n/a5.74.95.0
Rape6n/a34.051.142.6
Robbery33n/a186.9100.081.6
Assault42n/a237.9263.0250.2
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)464419379
Burglary85n/a481.5392.8340.5
Theft268n/a1,518.01,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft100n/a566.4267.2219.9
Property crime453n/a (estimate)2,5662,3912,110

Key findings

  • South Houston crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Houston are 22% higher than the national average
  • In South Houston you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Houston is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Houston has increased by 8%

South Houston crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Houston (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in South Houston for every 100,000 residents. The South Houston total amount of daily crime is 1.08 times more than the Texas average and 1.22 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South Houston, is 1.11 times more than the Texas average, and it is 1.22 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that South Houston has a daily crime average that is 1.07 times more than the Texas average and 1.22 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is South Houston (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in South Houston in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is South Houston safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show South Houston being safer than 18% of cities in Texas and 20% 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 South Houston. In conclusion, South Houston ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Houston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Houston is 1 in 216
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Houston is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Houston is 1 in 33
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in South Houston? In South Houston, TX you have a 1 in 216 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 39 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Houston.

      Year Over Year Crime In South Houston (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether South Houston 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 South Houston has increased by 12%, while the property crime rate in South Houston has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in South Houston has increased by 8% year over year.

      South Houston police department

      ItemSouth HoustonTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3646,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
      There are a total of 36 South Houston police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32% less than the Texas average and 37.1% 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
      Clear Lake Shores, TX1,45859336394
      Taylor Lake Village, TX3,66280455535
      El Lago, TX2,77896547643
      Shoreacres, TX1,759100572672
      Friendswood, TX38,27264648712
      West University Place, TX15,31838784822
      Southside Place, TX1,746158683841
      South Houston, TX17,4744642,5663,030

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Happy Valley, OR17,4741201,1551,276
      Greenfield Town, MA17,4774531,6312,084
      Lindenwold, NJ17,4827152,8613,576
      Jenison, MI17,4614321,5661,997
      Tallmadge, OH17,488681,3591,428
      South Houston, TX17,4744642,5663,030
      Source: The South Houston, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.