Houston, PA
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Houston has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Houston is 1 in 55. How does Houston fare compared to other communities in Pennsylvania of all population sizes? Houston's crime rate is lower than approximately 32% of Pennsylvania communities.

However, when you compare Houston to other communities of similar population, then Houston crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Houston does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Houston 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 Houston.

For Houston, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Houston than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1266, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Houston's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Houston 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 Houston is one in 58.

Houston Crime Data

 
Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Houston Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1

22

23

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.79

17.38

18.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Houston 0.79
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,266

in Houston

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania
Houston VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,266
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Houston 17.38
Pennsylvania 18.13
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Houston

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania
Houston Property CRIMES
Population: 1,266
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Houston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Houston 56
Pennsylvania 51