Galveston, TX
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Galveston, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 43 per one thousand residents, Galveston 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 23. Within Texas, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Galveston.

Importantly, when you compare Galveston to other communities of similar population, then Galveston crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Galveston 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 Galveston 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 Galveston.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Galveston 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 Galveston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 222. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Galveston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Galveston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Galveston 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 Galveston is one in 261.

Galveston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Galveston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

226

1,945

2,171

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.50

38.76

43.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Galveston 4.50
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 222

in Galveston

1 in 243

in Texas

Galveston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 50,180
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 61 76 87
Rate per 1,000 0.04 1.22 1.51 1.73

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
Galveston 38.76
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Galveston

1 in 35

in Texas

Galveston Property CRIMES

Population: 50,180
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 335 1,418 192
Rate per 1,000 6.68 28.26 3.83

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

Galveston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Galveston 45
Texas 30