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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 77%
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 peopleWeslaco/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,757n/a (estimate)4,3002,7782,580
Murder0n/a0.04.65.0
Rape29n/a71.051.242.6
Robbery42n/a102.898.486.2
Assault91n/a222.7256.6246.8
Violent crime162n/a (estimate)397411381
Burglary162n/a396.5410.8376.0
Theft1,404n/a3,436.51,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft29n/a71.0243.2228.9
Property crime1,595n/a (estimate)3,9042,3672,200

Key findings

  • Weslaco crime rates are 67% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Weslaco are 4% higher than the national average
  • In Weslaco you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Weslaco is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Weslaco has decreased by 2%

Weslaco crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Weslaco (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Weslaco, per 100,000 residents. In Weslaco, the total number of daily crimes is 1.55 times more than the Texas average and 1.67 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Weslaco are 1.04 times less than the Texas average and 1.04 times more than the national average. For property crime, Weslaco has a daily crime rate that is 1.65 times more than the Texas average and 1.77 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Weslaco (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Texas and all other cities across the US, is Weslaco safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Weslaco is safer than 14% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Weslaco is safer than 18% 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 Weslaco. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Weslaco is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Weslaco

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Weslaco is 1 in 253
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Weslaco is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Weslaco is 1 in 24
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Weslaco, Texas you have a 1 in 253 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 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Weslaco.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Weslaco, Texas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Weslaco has increased by 10%, the amount of property crime in Weslaco has decreased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Weslaco has decreased by 2% year over year.

      Weslaco police department

      ItemWeslacoTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7546,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
      There are a total of 75 Weslaco police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.1% less than the Texas average and 38.1% 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
      Santa Rosa, TX2,8760286286
      Palm Valley, TX1,62092531623
      Primera, TX4,42261606666
      Edcouch, TX3,270177737914
      Monte Alto, TX1,6132311,3291,560
      Muniz, TX1,5742311,3291,560
      Sebastian, TX1,5772311,3291,560
      Weslaco, TX39,0213973,9044,300

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Annapolis, MD39,0095452,3062,851
      Oakley, CA38,968981,1911,289
      Essex, MD38,9556862,9723,657
      Hallandale Beach, FL38,9515403,2223,762
      Wausau, WI39,1383081,6181,926
      Weslaco, TX39,0213973,9044,300
      Source: The Weslaco, 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.