Highlands, TX
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With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Highlands 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 Highlands.

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

For Highlands, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Highlands is one in 122.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Highlands's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Highlands 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 Highlands is one in 28.

Importantly, we found that Highlands 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 Highlands is one in 132.

Highlands Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Highlands Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

69

299

368

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.19

35.49

43.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Highlands 8.19
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 122

in Highlands

1 in 243

in Texas

Highlands VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,426
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Highlands 35.49
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Highlands

1 in 35

in Texas

Highlands Property CRIMES

Population: 8,426
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Highlands Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Highlands 56
Texas 30

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