A
27%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
76%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
17%
Property 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 peopleSugar Land/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,842n/a (estimate)1,7062,7322,324
Murder0n/a0.06.76.3
Rape12n/a11.150.040.0
Robbery33n/a30.670.566.1
Assault52n/a48.2304.7268.2
Violent crime97n/a (estimate)90432370
Burglary133n/a123.2334.3269.8
Theft1,497n/a1,386.31,634.41,401.9
Vehicle theft115n/a106.5331.2282.7
Property crime1,745n/a (estimate)1,6162,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Sugar Land, TX

The Sugar Land crime rates are 26.6% 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 97 violent crimes in Sugar Land (90 per 100,000 people), which is 75.7% lower than the national average and there were a total of 1745 property crimes (1616 per 100,000 residents) which is 17.3% lower than average.

With only 90 incidents per 100,000 people, Sugar Land boasts an exceptionally low rate of violent crimes, positioning it as one of the safest cities in the United States. Given these low violent crime rates, Sugar Land has become an appealing destination for individuals in search of a secure and welcoming place to establish their new home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Sugar Land experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Sugar Land?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Sugar Land residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 46 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 87% of Sugar Land residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 13% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Sugar Land a Safe Place to Live?

Is Sugar Land a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Sugar Land has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 27%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 5.05 daily incidents, encompassing 0.27 violent crimes and 4.78 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Sugar Land as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Sugar Land Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Sugar Land has increased by 18.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Sugar Land, 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 24.4%, while property crime has increased by 17.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Sugar Land is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Sugar Land

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Sugar Land crime rates. For instance, in Sugar Land, the population density stands at 2929.8 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Sugar Land, the cost of living is 14.8% higher than the national average.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Sugar Land, the average monthly rent stands at $1,768, while the national average is $949 per month.

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

  • Sugar Land crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sugar Land are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Sugar Land you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sugar Land is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sugar Land has increased by 30%

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        Daily Crime In Sugar Land (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Sugar Land, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Sugar Land are 1.60 times less than the Texas average and 1.36 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Sugar Land are 4.81 times less than than Texas and 4.12 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Sugar Land are 1.42 times less than than Texas and 1.21 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Sugar Land (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sugar Land, Texas compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Sugar Land safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Sugar Land is safer than 67% of Texas cities, and 64% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sugar Land. At this time, Sugar Land sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sugar Land

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sugar Land is 1 in 1114
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sugar Land is 1 in 62
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Sugar Land is 1 in 59
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sugar Land? In Sugar Land, TX you have a 1 in 1114 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 62 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sugar Land.

        Year Over Year Crime In Sugar Land (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sugar Land, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sugar Land has increased by 36%, while the property crime rate in Sugar Land has increased by 30% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sugar Land has increased by 30% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Sugar Land police department

        Item Sugar Land Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17246,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
        There are a total of 172 Sugar Land police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31% less than the Texas average and 36.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Bunker Hill Village, TX3,94882438520
        Piney Point Village, TX3,43582438520
        Spring Valley Village, TX4,294112597710
        Hunters Creek Village, TX4,834112597710
        Iowa Colony, TX5,305163705868
        Pleak, TX1,2131648711,035
        West University Place, TX15,589489911,040
        Sugar Land, TX118,563901,6161,706

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Richardson, TX118,5831582,2722,430
        Evansville, IN118,4147193,7674,486
        Cambridge, MA117,8224062,2402,646
        Lansing, MI117,4881,2792,6913,970
        Beaumont, TX117,3211,0803,8824,962
        Sugar Land, TX118,563901,6161,706
        Source: The Sugar Land, 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.