Waco, TX
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Waco, 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

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Waco has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Texas, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Waco.

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

For Waco, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Waco is one in 156.

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

Waco Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Waco Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

886

5,111

5,997

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.41

36.99

43.40

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Waco 6.41
Texas 4.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 156

in Waco

1 in 243

in Texas

Waco VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 138,183
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 136 123 624
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.98 0.89 4.52

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
Waco 36.99
Texas 23.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Waco

1 in 42

in Texas

Waco Property CRIMES

Population: 138,183
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,214 3,561 336
Rate per 1,000 8.79 25.77 2.43

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

Waco Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Waco 59
Texas 27