Laredo, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Laredo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Laredo is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Laredo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Laredo has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Laredo has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Laredo is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Laredo 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 Laredo.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Laredo 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 Laredo; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 297. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Laredo's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Laredo 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 Laredo is one in 67.

Laredo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Laredo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

859

3,836

4,695

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.37

15.03

18.40

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.37
4.5
National Median: 4
    Laredo
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 297

in Laredo

1 in 222

in Texas

Laredo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 255,205
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 12 90 156 601
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.35 0.61 2.35

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.03
22.62
National Median: 19
    Laredo
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 67

in Laredo

1 in 44

in Texas

Laredo Property CRIMES

Population: 255,205
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 626 2,994 216
Rate per 1,000 2.45 11.73 0.85

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Laredo Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
52
27
National Median: 26.9
    Laredo
    Texas