Port Arthur, TX
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Port Arthur, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Port Arthur 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 Port Arthur.

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

For Port Arthur, 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 Port Arthur is one in 169.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Port Arthur is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Port Arthur, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 23, which is a rate of 44 per one thousand population.

Port Arthur Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Port Arthur Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

328

2,434

2,762

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.93

43.98

49.91

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Port Arthur 5.93
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 169

in Port Arthur

1 in 243

in Texas

Port Arthur VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 55,340
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 27 85 211
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.49 1.54 3.81

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
Port Arthur 43.98
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 23

in Port Arthur

1 in 35

in Texas

Port Arthur Property CRIMES

Population: 55,340
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 794 1,518 122
Rate per 1,000 14.35 27.43 2.20

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

Port Arthur Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Port Arthur 23
Texas 30