Big Spring, TX
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Big Spring, TX crime analytics


With a crime rate of 54 per one thousand residents, Big Spring 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 Big Spring.

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 28,862, Big Spring has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Big Spring 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 Big Spring.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Big Spring 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 Big Spring.

For Big Spring, 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 Big Spring is one in 125.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Big Spring is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Big Spring, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Big Spring 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 Big Spring is one in 356.

Big Spring Crime Data

 
Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Big Spring Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

231

1,329

1,560

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.00

46.05

54.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Big Spring 8.00
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 125

in Big Spring

1 in 243

in Texas
Big Spring VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 28,862
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 30 190
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.35 1.04 6.58
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
Big Spring 46.05
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Big Spring

1 in 35

in Texas
Big Spring Property CRIMES
Population: 28,862
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 279 969 81
Rate per 1,000 9.67 33.57 2.81
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

Big Spring Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Big Spring 81
Texas 30