Odessa, TX
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With a crime rate of 50 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 20. Within Texas, more than 94% 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 95.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Odessa is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Odessa, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

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 241.

Odessa Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Odessa Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,254

4,644

5,898

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.54

39.04

49.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Odessa 10.54
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 95

in Odessa

1 in 243

in Texas

Odessa VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 118,968
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 10 72 161 1,011
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.61 1.35 8.50

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
Odessa 39.04
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Odessa

1 in 35

in Texas

Odessa Property CRIMES

Population: 118,968
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 876 3,275 493
Rate per 1,000 7.36 27.53 4.14

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

Odessa Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Odessa 140
Texas 30