McAllen, TX
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The crime rate in McAllen is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 McAllen is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, McAllen is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, McAllen has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that McAllen's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in McAllen is one in 923.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that McAllen's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes McAllen 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 McAllen is one in 30.

McAllen Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

McAllen Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

152

4,637

4,789

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.08

33.06

34.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
McAllen 1.08
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 923

in McAllen

1 in 243

in Texas

McAllen VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 140,269
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 16 51 83
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.11 0.36 0.59

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
McAllen 33.06
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in McAllen

1 in 35

in Texas

McAllen Property CRIMES

Population: 140,269
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 435 4,091 111
Rate per 1,000 3.10 29.17 0.79

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

McAllen Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
McAllen 98
Texas 30