Balch Springs, TX
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With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Balch Springs has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Texas, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Balch Springs. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Balch Springs to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 25,210, Balch Springs has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Balch Springs does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Balch Springs.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Balch Springs 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 Balch Springs.

For Balch Springs, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Balch Springs is one in 101.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Balch Springs is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Balch Springs, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Balch Springs has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Balch Springs is one in 153.

Balch Springs Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Balch Springs Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

250

1,097

1,347

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.92

43.51

53.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Balch Springs 9.92
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 101

in Balch Springs

1 in 243

in Texas
Balch Springs VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 25,210
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 22 41 186
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.87 1.63 7.38
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
Balch Springs 43.51
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Balch Springs

1 in 35

in Texas
Balch Springs Property CRIMES
Population: 25,210
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 198 734 165
Rate per 1,000 7.85 29.12 6.55
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

Balch Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Balch Springs 150
Texas 30

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