Temple, TX
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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 40 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 25. 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 87% 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 460. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Temple is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Temple, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Temple Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Temple Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

157

2,702

2,859

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.17

37.38

39.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Temple 2.17
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 460

in Temple

1 in 243

in Texas
Temple VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 72,277
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 16 72 67
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.22 1.00 0.93
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
Temple 37.38
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Temple

1 in 35

in Texas
Temple Property CRIMES
Population: 72,277
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 585 1,961 156
Rate per 1,000 8.09 27.13 2.16
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

Temple Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Temple 41
Texas 30