Baytown, TX
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The crime rate in Baytown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Baytown is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Baytown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Baytown has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Baytown to other communities of similar population, then Baytown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Baytown 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 Baytown 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 Baytown.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Baytown 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 Baytown; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 328. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Baytown is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Baytown, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Baytown 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 Baytown is one in 179.

Baytown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Baytown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

233

2,876

3,109

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.05

37.68

40.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Baytown 3.05
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 328

in Baytown

1 in 243

in Texas

Baytown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 76,335
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 34 81 112
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.45 1.06 1.47

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
Baytown 37.68
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Baytown

1 in 35

in Texas

Baytown Property CRIMES

Population: 76,335
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 483 1,967 426
Rate per 1,000 6.33 25.77 5.58

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

Baytown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Baytown 85
Texas 30