Laredo, TX
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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

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 28 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 35. 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 80% 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 306. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Laredo's rate for property crime is 25 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 40.

Laredo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Laredo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

851

6,520

7,371

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.26

25.01

28.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Laredo 3.26
Texas 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 306

in Laredo

1 in 228

in Texas

Laredo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 260,654
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 117 155 569
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.45 0.59 2.18

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Laredo 25.01
Texas 25.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Laredo

1 in 39

in Texas

Laredo Property CRIMES

Population: 260,654
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 880 5,470 170
Rate per 1,000 3.38 20.99 0.65

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Laredo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Laredo 82
Texas 29