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Temple, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Temple 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 Temple is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Temple is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Temple has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Temple 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 Temple; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 276. This equates to a rate of 4 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 Temple 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.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Temple's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Temple 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 Temple is one in 39.

Importantly, we found that Temple 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 Temple is one in 244.

Temple Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Temple Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

297

2,098

2,395

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.62

25.56

29.18

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.62
4.5
National Median: 4
    Temple
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 276

in Temple

1 in 222

in Texas

Temple VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 82,073
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 64 29 196
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.78 0.35 2.39

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
25.56
22.62
National Median: 19
    Temple
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Temple

1 in 44

in Texas

Temple Property CRIMES

Population: 82,073
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 302 1,460 336
Rate per 1,000 3.68 17.79 4.09

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Temple Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
34
27
National Median: 26.9
    Temple
    Texas