Harlingen, TX
CRIME DATA & CRIME RATES




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The crime rate in Harlingen is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Harlingen is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Harlingen is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Harlingen has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Harlingen 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 Harlingen; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 327. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Harlingen Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Harlingen Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

201

2,203

2,404

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.06

33.49

36.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Harlingen 3.06
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 327

in Harlingen

1 in 243

in Texas
Harlingen VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 65,774
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 32 51 117
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.49 0.78 1.78
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
Harlingen 33.49
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Harlingen

1 in 35

in Texas
Harlingen Property CRIMES
Population: 65,774
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 531 1,620 52
Rate per 1,000 8.07 24.63 0.79
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

Harlingen Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Harlingen 60
Texas 30