San Marcos, TX
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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 37 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 27. 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 85% 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 272. 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 33 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 30.

San Marcos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

San Marcos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

223

2,018

2,241

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.67

33.26

36.93

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Marcos 3.67
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 272

in San Marcos

1 in 243

in Texas

San Marcos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 60,681
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 45 50 123
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.74 0.82 2.03

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
San Marcos 33.26
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in San Marcos

1 in 35

in Texas

San Marcos Property CRIMES

Population: 60,681
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 317 1,557 144
Rate per 1,000 5.22 25.66 2.37

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

San Marcos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Marcos 74
Texas 30