Mesquite, NV
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Mesquite, NV crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Mesquite is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Mesquite is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Mesquite is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Nevada, Mesquite has a crime rate that is higher than 42% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Mesquite has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Mesquite is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mesquite does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Mesquite.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mesquite occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Mesquite; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 500. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mesquite's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Mesquite a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Mesquite is one in 60.

Mesquite Crime Data

 

Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Mesquite Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

35

290

325

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.00

16.58

18.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mesquite 2.00
Nevada 6.96

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 500

in Mesquite

1 in 144

in Nevada

Mesquite VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,496
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 21 6 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.20 0.34 0.46

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mesquite 16.58
Nevada 26.68

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Mesquite

1 in 37

in Nevada

Mesquite Property CRIMES

Population: 17,496
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 56 211 23
Rate per 1,000 3.20 12.06 1.31

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Mesquite Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mesquite 10
Nevada 23