Carthage, TX
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Carthage 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 20. Within Texas, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Carthage.

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 6,844, Carthage has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Carthage 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 Carthage.

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

For Carthage, 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 Carthage is one in 190.

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

Carthage Crime Data

 
Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Carthage Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

36

313

349

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.26

45.73

50.99

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Carthage 5.26
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 190

in Carthage

1 in 243

in Texas
Carthage VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 6,844
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 3 31
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.44 4.53
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
Carthage 45.73
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Carthage

1 in 35

in Texas
Carthage Property CRIMES
Population: 6,844
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 40 263 10
Rate per 1,000 5.84 38.43 1.46
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

Carthage Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Carthage 33
Texas 30

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