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Odessa, 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

With a crime rate of 37 per one thousand residents, Odessa 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 27. Within Texas, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Odessa. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Odessa to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Odessa, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Odessa is one in 110.

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 Odessa 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Odessa's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Odessa 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 Odessa is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that Odessa 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 Odessa is one in 246.

Odessa Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Odessa Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,042

3,189

4,231

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

9.11

27.87

36.98

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
9.11
4.5
National Median: 4
    Odessa
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 110

in Odessa

1 in 222

in Texas

Odessa VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 114,428
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 13 109 106 814
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.95 0.93 7.11

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
27.87
22.62
National Median: 19
    Odessa
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Odessa

1 in 44

in Texas

Odessa Property CRIMES

Population: 114,428
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 590 2,133 466
Rate per 1,000 5.16 18.64 4.07

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

Odessa Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
100
27
National Median: 26.9
    Odessa
    Texas