Rusk, TX
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Rusk, TX crime analytics

Rusk has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Rusk is 1 in 64. How does Rusk fare compared to other communities in Texas of all population sizes? Rusk's crime rate is lower than approximately 56% of Texas communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Rusk has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Rusk is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Rusk 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 Rusk; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 432. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Rusk 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.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Rusk; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Rusk Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

Rusk Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Rusk 2.31
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 432

in Rusk

1 in 243

in Texas
Population: 5,618
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 4 0 8
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.71 0.00 1.42
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)

Rusk 13.35
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 75

in Rusk

1 in 35

in Texas
Rusk Property CRIMES
Population: 5,618
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 55 4
Rate per 1,000 2.85 9.79 0.71
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

Rusk Crimes Per Square Mile

Rusk 12
Texas 30

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