Brownsville, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Brownsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Brownsville is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Brownsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Brownsville has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Brownsville has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Brownsville is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Brownsville 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 Brownsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 253. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brownsville's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Brownsville 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 Brownsville is one in 55.

Brownsville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Brownsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

739

3,426

4,165

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.96

18.35

22.30

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.96
4.5
National Median: 4
    Brownsville
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 253

in Brownsville

1 in 222

in Texas

Brownsville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 186,738
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 84 153 495
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.45 0.82 2.65

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
18.35
22.62
National Median: 19
    Brownsville
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Brownsville

1 in 44

in Texas

Brownsville Property CRIMES

Population: 186,738
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 404 2,900 122
Rate per 1,000 2.16 15.53 0.65

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Brownsville Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
28
27
National Median: 26.9
    Brownsville
    Texas