Reported Annual Crime In West Columbia

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime100n/a (estimate)2,5652,7782,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Columbia/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.0
Rape2n/a51.351.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.098.486.2
Assault1n/a25.6256.6246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)77411381
Burglary24n/a615.5410.8376.0
Theft69n/a1,769.71,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a102.6243.2228.9
Property crime97n/a (estimate)2,4882,3672,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in West Columbia, TX. These figures on reported criminal activity in West Columbia, TX, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in West Columbia, TX is 8% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Texas, and when compared with the national average, is 1% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, West Columbia, TX has 81% lower than violent crime rate than Texas average, while remaining 80% lower than the national average. In property crime, West Columbia, TX is 5% higher than the average of Texas and is 13% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Columbia is 1% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.03 daily crimes that occur in West Columbia.
  • West Columbia is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Columbia you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Columbia has increased by 3%.

Compare West Columbia, TX Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in West Columbia, TX for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Texas as well as those across America as a whole. The West Columbia, TX total amount of daily offenses is 1.08 times less than the Texas average and 1.01 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in West Columbia, TX is 5.34 times less than the Texas average, and it is 4.95 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that West Columbia, TX has a daily crime figure that is 1.05 times more than the Texas average and 1.13 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is West Columbia (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in West Columbia, TX compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that West Columbia, TX safer than 50% when compared to other Texas cities, and 46% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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 West Columbia, TX. At this time, West Columbia, TX sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Columbia is 1 in 1300
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Columbia is 1 in 41
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Columbia is 1 in 39
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in West Columbia, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In West Columbia, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1300. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 41 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in West Columbia, TX is 1 in 39.

Year Over Year Crime In West Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for West Columbia, TX is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in West Columbia, TX has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 81% in West Columbia, TX, while property crimes in West Columbia, TX have increased by 20%. Crimes in total for West Columbia, TX have increased by 3% year over year.

West Columbia police department

ItemWest ColumbiaTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1646,020558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.93.03.3
There are a total of 16 West Columbia police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.3% greater than the Texas average and 21.4% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 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
Richwood, TX3,753101882983
Wild Peach Village, TX2,3751911,0981,288
Jones Creek, TX2,195481,2861,334
Rosharon, TX1,9722021,1631,364
Angleton, TX19,2451631,2261,389
Van Vleck, TX2,3872171,2491,466
Holiday Lakes, TX1,0282311,3291,560
West Columbia, TX3,916772,4882,565

Cities with similar population

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Carroll Valley, PA3,91625509535
Wilbraham, MA3,9161491,1521,301
Elba, AL3,9155182,9243,442
Catskill, NY3,9172309461,176
Rose Hill, KS3,9151251,4551,581
West Columbia, TX3,916772,4882,565
Source: The West Columbia, 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.
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