Forest Hill, TX
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The crime rate in Forest Hill is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Forest Hill is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Forest Hill is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Forest Hill has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Forest Hill to other communities of similar population, then Forest Hill crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Forest Hill does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 460. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Forest Hill's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Forest Hill 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 Forest Hill is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Forest Hill has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Forest Hill is one in 300.

Forest Hill Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Forest Hill Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

28

430

458

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.17

33.38

35.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Forest Hill 2.17
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 460

in Forest Hill

1 in 243

in Texas
Forest Hill VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,881
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 10 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.78 1.24
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
Forest Hill 33.38
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Forest Hill

1 in 35

in Texas
Forest Hill Property CRIMES
Population: 12,881
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 123 264 43
Rate per 1,000 9.55 20.50 3.34
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

Forest Hill Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Forest Hill 108
Texas 30