El Paso, TX
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The crime rate in El Paso is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 El Paso is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, El Paso is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, El Paso has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to El Paso, and we found that the crime rate in El Paso is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means El Paso is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how El Paso 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 El Paso.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in El Paso 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 El Paso; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 266. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that El Paso's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes El Paso 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 El Paso is one in 50.

El Paso Crime Data

 
Crime Index

29

(100 is safest)


Safer than 29% of U.S. Cities

El Paso Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,556

13,552

16,108

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.75

19.90

23.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Paso 3.75
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 266

in El Paso

1 in 243

in Texas
El Paso VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 681,124
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17 326 412 1,801
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.48 0.60 2.64
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
El Paso 19.90
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in El Paso

1 in 35

in Texas
El Paso Property CRIMES
Population: 681,124
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,475 11,275 802
Rate per 1,000 2.17 16.55 1.18
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

El Paso Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
El Paso 63
Texas 30