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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 34%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTemple/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,395n/a (estimate)2,9982,6922,346
Murder8n/a10.06.66.5
Rape64n/a80.146.038.4
Robbery29n/a36.391.473.9
Assault196n/a245.4302.5279.7
Violent crime297n/a (estimate)372447388
Burglary302n/a378.1370.7314.2
Theft1,460n/a1,827.81,587.31,398.0
Vehicle theft336n/a420.6287.0246.0
Property crime2,098n/a (estimate)2,6272,2451,958

Key findings

  • Temple crime rates are 28% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Temple are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Temple you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Temple is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Temple has increased by 20%

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

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      Daily Crime In Temple (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Temple, per 100,000 residents. In Temple, the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times more than the Texas average and 1.28 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Temple are 1.20 times less than the Texas average and 1.04 times less than the national average. For property crime, Temple has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the Texas average and 1.34 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Temple (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Texas and all other cities across the US, is Temple safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Temple is safer than 24% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Temple is safer than 25% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Texas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Temple. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Temple is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Temple

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Temple is 1 in 269
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Temple is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Temple is 1 in 34
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Temple? If you reside in Temple, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 269. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 39 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 Temple, is 1 in 34.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Temple, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Temple has increased by 33%, while the property crime rate in Temple has increased by 19% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Temple has increased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Temple police department

      ItemTempleTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)15846,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.03.3
      There are a total of 158 Temple police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.9% less than the Texas average and 28.7% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Salado, TX1,96301,1701,170
      Moody, TX1,4302211,1101,330
      Holland, TX1,2742221,1171,339
      Little River-Academy, TX2,0492251,1301,355
      Bruceville-Eddy, TX1,6542351,2321,466
      Morgan's Point Resort, TX4,2292871,4441,731
      Belton, TX20,1382012,4022,603
      Temple, TX71,1383722,6272,998

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Turlock, CA71,1665502,7803,330
      Fort Myers, FL71,0515171,8802,397
      Lynwood, CA71,2336312,1612,792
      Lafayette, IN71,2495943,0513,645
      Gulfport, MS71,2654394,2674,706
      Temple, TX71,1383722,6272,998
      Source: The Temple, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.