South Houston, TX
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South Houston, 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

The crime rate in South Houston is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 South Houston is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, South Houston is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, South Houston has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South Houston 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 South Houston; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 225. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Houston's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes South Houston 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 South Houston is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that South Houston 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 South Houston is one in 122.

South Houston Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

South Houston Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

78

555

633

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.45

31.63

36.08

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Houston 4.45
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 225

in South Houston

1 in 243

in Texas

South Houston VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,544
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 40 36
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 2.28 2.05

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
South Houston 31.63
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in South Houston

1 in 35

in Texas

South Houston Property CRIMES

Population: 17,544
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 96 315 144
Rate per 1,000 5.47 17.95 8.21

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

South Houston Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Houston 207
Texas 30