Corpus Christi, TX
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Corpus Christi, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Corpus Christi 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 22. Within Texas, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Corpus Christi.

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

For Corpus Christi, 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 Corpus Christi is one in 140.

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

Corpus Christi Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Corpus Christi Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,333

12,278

14,611

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.16

37.69

44.86

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Corpus Christi 7.16
Texas 4.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 140

in Corpus Christi

1 in 230

in Texas

Corpus Christi VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,733
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 24 263 425 1,621
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.81 1.30 4.98

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Corpus Christi 37.69
Texas 27.60

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Corpus Christi

1 in 36

in Texas

Corpus Christi Property CRIMES

Population: 325,733
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,304 9,311 663
Rate per 1,000 7.07 28.58 2.04

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Corpus Christi Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Corpus Christi 89
Texas 30