Pasadena, TX
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The crime rate in Pasadena is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Pasadena is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Pasadena is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Pasadena has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Pasadena compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Pasadena with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Pasadena's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pasadena 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 Pasadena; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 240. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pasadena's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Pasadena 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 Pasadena is one in 35.

Importantly, we found that Pasadena 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 Pasadena is one in 274.

Pasadena Crime Data

 
Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Pasadena Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

641

4,376

5,017

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.17

28.46

32.62

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pasadena 4.17
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 240

in Pasadena

1 in 243

in Texas
Pasadena VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 153,784
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 74 185 380
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.48 1.20 2.47
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
Pasadena 28.46
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Pasadena

1 in 35

in Texas
Pasadena Property CRIMES
Population: 153,784
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 739 3,075 562
Rate per 1,000 4.81 20.00 3.65
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

Pasadena Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pasadena 113
Texas 30