Garland, TX
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The crime rate in Garland is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Garland is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Garland is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Garland has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Garland 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 Garland; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 333. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Garland's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Garland 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 Garland is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Garland 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 Garland is one in 314.

Garland Crime Data

 
Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Garland Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

712

7,521

8,233

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.01

31.75

34.75

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Garland 3.01
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 333

in Garland

1 in 243

in Texas
Garland VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 236,897
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 107 323 274
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.45 1.36 1.16
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
Garland 31.75
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Garland

1 in 35

in Texas
Garland Property CRIMES
Population: 236,897
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,375 5,392 754
Rate per 1,000 5.80 22.76 3.18
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

Garland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Garland 144
Texas 30