Brenham, TX
Crime Rates


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Brenham, TX crime analytics

The crime rate in Brenham is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Brenham is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Brenham is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Brenham has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Brenham compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Brenham with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Brenham'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 Brenham 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 Brenham.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Brenham 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 Brenham; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 360. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brenham's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Brenham 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 Brenham is one in 42.

Brenham Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Brenham Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Brenham 2.77
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 360

in Brenham

1 in 243

in Texas
Population: 16,579
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 11 24
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.66 0.66 1.45
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)

Brenham 23.58
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 42

in Brenham

1 in 35

in Texas
Brenham Property CRIMES
Population: 16,579
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 78 291 22
Rate per 1,000 4.70 17.55 1.33
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

Brenham Crimes Per Square Mile

Brenham 37
Texas 30

Zip Codes in Brenham, TX