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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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 peopleTexarkana/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,195n/a (estimate)3,3322,7322,324
Violent crime150n/a (estimate)418432370
Vehicle theft119n/a331.9331.2282.7
Property crime1,045n/a (estimate)2,9142,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Texarkana, 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 Texarkana is 43.4% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 150 violent crimes reported in Texarkana, equivalent to 418 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 13.1%. Additionally, Texarkana recorded 1045 property crimes, amounting to 2914 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 49.1%.

The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Texarkana is very close to the national average of all cities that reported crime. Texarkana reported 418 violent crimes, while the average of all cities was 370.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Texarkana?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Texarkana residents. Out of the respondents (50 in total), 28% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Texarkana were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 72% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Texarkana a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Texarkana, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Texarkana presents a total crime rate that is 43% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Texarkana experiences an average of 3.27 daily crimes, comprising 0.41 violent incidents and 2.86 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Texarkana Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Texarkana crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Texarkana has decreased by 18.4% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 46% and property crime has decreased by 12%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Texarkana

Texarkana has a poverty rate that stands at 21.9, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Texarkana crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Texarkana, 82.1% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Texarkana, the cost of living is 11.4% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Texarkana crime map

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

  • Texarkana crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Texarkana are 13% higher than the national average
  • In Texarkana you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Texarkana is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Texarkana has decreased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Texarkana (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Texarkana on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Texas and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Texarkana (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Texas, are 1.22 times more than the state average and 1.43 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Texarkana on a daily basis are 1.03 times less than than Texas average and 1.13 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Texarkana are 1.27 times more than the daily state average and 1.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Texarkana (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Texarkana to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Texarkana safe? The gauges above illustrate that Texarkana is safer than 16% of every city located within Texas along with 19% 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, Texarkana, TX is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Texarkana

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Texarkana is 1 in 240
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Texarkana is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Texarkana is 1 in 31
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Texarkana? If you reside in Texarkana, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 240. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 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 Texarkana, is 1 in 31.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Texarkana is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Texarkana has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 46% in Texarkana, while property crimes in Texarkana have decreased by 11%. Total crime has decreased by 18% year over year.

        Texarkana police department

        Item Texarkana Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10446,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.03.3
        There are a total of 104 Texarkana police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.6% less than the Texas average and 13.7% 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
        Red Lick, TX1,521111590700
        Wake Village, TX5,611341,2461,280
        Redwater, TX1,1772031,0791,281
        Nash, TX3,7892381,2691,508
        Hooks, TX2,7313191,3551,673
        Leary, TX6165863,1183,704
        Fulton, AR1148873,3714,258
        Texarkana, TX36,7334182,9143,332

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Waxahachie, TX36,7352491,6271,876
        New Albany, IN36,7304063,1003,506
        Addison, IL36,7142981,7472,044
        Clermont, FL36,7571551,2491,404
        University, FL36,7094112,4872,898
        Texarkana, TX36,7334182,9143,332
        Source: The Texarkana, 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.