El Paso, TX
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El Paso, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

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 23 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 44. 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 70% 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 258. 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 19 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 53.

El Paso Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

El Paso Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,648

12,910

15,558

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.87

18.89

22.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Paso 3.87
Texas 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 258

in El Paso

1 in 228

in Texas

El Paso VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 683,577
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 385 402 1,842
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.56 0.59 2.69

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
El Paso 18.89
Texas 25.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in El Paso

1 in 39

in Texas

El Paso Property CRIMES

Population: 683,577
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,336 10,770 804
Rate per 1,000 1.95 15.76 1.18

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

El Paso Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
El Paso 61
Texas 29