Longview, TX
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With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Longview 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 18. Within Texas, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Longview.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 82,287, Longview has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Longview does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Longview.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Longview 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 Longview; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 195. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Longview experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Longview is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Longview, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Longview 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 Longview is one in 293.

Longview Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Longview Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

422

4,063

4,485

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.13

49.38

54.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Longview 5.13
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 195

in Longview

1 in 243

in Texas

Longview VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 82,287
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15 42 129 236
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.51 1.57 2.87

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
Longview 49.38
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Longview

1 in 35

in Texas

Longview Property CRIMES

Population: 82,287
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 787 2,995 281
Rate per 1,000 9.56 36.40 3.41

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

Longview Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Longview 80
Texas 30