Kilgore, TX
Crime Rates


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Kilgore, TX crime analytics

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

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Kilgore 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 Kilgore; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 194. 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 Kilgore is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kilgore, 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 Kilgore 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 Kilgore is one in 365.

Kilgore Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Kilgore Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Kilgore 5.15
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 194

in Kilgore

1 in 243

in Texas


Population: 14,947
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 12 53
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.80 0.80 3.55


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)

Kilgore 38.94
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Kilgore

1 in 35

in Texas

Kilgore Property CRIMES

Population: 14,947
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 99 442 41
Rate per 1,000 6.62 29.57 2.74

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

Kilgore Crimes Per Square Mile

Kilgore 42
Texas 30