Harker Heights, TX
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The crime rate in Harker Heights is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Harker Heights is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Harker Heights is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Harker Heights has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 369. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Harker Heights's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Harker Heights 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 Harker Heights is one in 37.

Harker Heights Crime Data

 
Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Harker Heights Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

79

798

877

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.71

27.38

30.09

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Harker Heights 2.71
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 369

in Harker Heights

1 in 243

in Texas
Harker Heights VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 29,142
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 23 17 37
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.79 0.58 1.27
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
Harker Heights 27.38
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Harker Heights

1 in 35

in Texas
Harker Heights Property CRIMES
Population: 29,142
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 150 617 31
Rate per 1,000 5.15 21.17 1.06
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

Harker Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Harker Heights 58
Texas 30