Alton, TX
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Alton has an overall crime rate of 17 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 Alton is 1 in 59. How does Alton fare compared to other communities in Texas of all population sizes? Alton's crime rate is lower than approximately 51% of Texas communities.

How does the crime rate in Alton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Alton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Alton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Alton, 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 Alton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1433, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Alton; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Alton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

45

(100 is safest)


Safer than 45% of U.S. Cities

Alton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

254

265

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.70

16.12

16.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Alton 0.70
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,433

in Alton

1 in 243

in Texas
Alton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 15,760
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 3 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.51
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
Alton 16.12
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Alton

1 in 35

in Texas
Alton Property CRIMES
Population: 15,760
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 56 176 22
Rate per 1,000 3.55 11.17 1.40
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

Alton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Alton 45
Texas 30