San Marcos, TX
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San Marcos, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

The crime rate in San Marcos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 San Marcos is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, San Marcos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, San Marcos has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Marcos 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 San Marcos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 230. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Marcos's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes San Marcos 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 San Marcos is one in 41.

San Marcos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

San Marcos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

276

1,540

1,816

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.35

24.25

28.59

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Marcos 4.35
Texas 4.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 230

in San Marcos

1 in 243

in Texas

San Marcos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 63,509
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 89 44 142
Rate per 1,000 0.02 1.40 0.69 2.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Marcos 24.25
Texas 23.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in San Marcos

1 in 42

in Texas

San Marcos Property CRIMES

Population: 63,509
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 285 1,153 102
Rate per 1,000 4.49 18.15 1.61

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

San Marcos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Marcos 60
Texas 27