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43%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
8%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
49%
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 peopleWillis/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime232n/a (estimate)3,3212,7322,324
Murder1n/a14.36.76.3
Rape4n/a57.350.040.0
Robbery6n/a85.970.566.1
Assault17n/a243.3304.7268.2
Violent crime28n/a (estimate)401432370
Burglary29n/a415.1334.3269.8
Theft145n/a2,075.61,634.41,401.9
Vehicle theft30n/a429.4331.2282.7
Property crime204n/a (estimate)2,9202,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Willis, TX

The Willis crime rates are 42.9% higher 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 28 violent crimes in Willis (401 per 100,000 people), which is 8.4% higher than the national average and there were a total of 204 property crimes (2920 per 100,000 residents) which is 49.4% higher than average.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Willis has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 401 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

Although the murder rates in America have decreased steadily since 1990, over the last few years there has been an uptick. Willis has one of the highest murder rates in the country when compared to all other cities that reported crime in the U.S. There were a total of 1 murders in Willis, which is 14 murders per 100,000 people.

The occurrence of vehicle thefts has been increasing nationwide, and Willis faces one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the United States. In the latest reported crime year, there were a reported 30 vehicle thefts, translating to 429 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Willis in the bottom 10% among all cities, signifying that 90% of cities have less stolen vehicles. The likelihood of experiencing a vehicle theft is 1 in 233.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Willis?

AreaVibes surveyed 11 local residents in Willis to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 45% of people answered that there was very little crime in Willis and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 55% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Willis a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Willis is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Willis has an overall crime rate that is 43% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.64 daily occurrences, comprising 0.08 violent crimes and 0.56 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Willis as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Willis Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Willis. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Willis has increased by 4%. Violent crimes have decreased by 36.4%, while property crimes have increased by 14%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Willis

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Willis crime rates. In Willis, the poverty rate stands at 12.8%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Willis is $91,600, compared to a national average of $184,700.

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 Willis, the average monthly rent stands at $983, while the national average is $949 per month.

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

      • Willis crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Willis are 8% higher than the national average
      • In Willis you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Willis is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Willis has increased by 8%

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        Daily Crime In Willis (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Willis 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 Willis (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 Willis on a daily basis are 1.08 times less than than Texas average and 1.08 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Willis are 1.27 times more than the daily state average and 1.49 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Willis (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Willis, Texas compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Willis safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Willis is safer than 17% of Texas cities, and 20% 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 Willis. At this time, Willis sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Willis

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Willis is 1 in 250
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Willis is 1 in 35
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Willis is 1 in 31
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Willis? In Willis, you have a 1 in 250 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 35. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Willis, TX is 1 in 31.

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

        Determining whether Willis is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Willis violent crime rates have decreased by 34%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Willis has increased by 8% in the same time frame.

        Willis police department

        Item Willis Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1546,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.03.3
        There are a total of 15 Willis police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.9% less than the Texas average and 24.1% 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
        Panorama Village, TX2,641124662787
        Cut and Shoot, TX9731971,0511,249
        New Waverly, TX9092191,1641,382
        Montgomery, TX2,2042241,3441,568
        Conroe, TX88,3693182,0292,347
        Woodloch, TX1163812,0302,411
        Willis, TX6,7314012,9203,321

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cochituate, MA6,730105348453
        Macclenny, FL6,7322691,6271,896
        Gulf Breeze, FL6,72584509593
        Nevada, IA6,7372441,1381,382
        North Syracuse, NY6,7375012,0122,513
        Willis, TX6,7314012,9203,321
        Source: The Willis, 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.