Weslaco, TX
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Weslaco, 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

With a crime rate of 58 per one thousand residents, Weslaco 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 17. Within Texas, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Weslaco. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Weslaco to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 39,474, Weslaco has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Weslaco does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Weslaco.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Weslaco 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 Weslaco.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Weslaco 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 Weslaco; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 223. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Weslaco is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Weslaco, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 53 per one thousand population.

Weslaco Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Weslaco Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

177

2,099

2,276

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.48

53.17

57.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Weslaco 4.48
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 223

in Weslaco

1 in 243

in Texas

Weslaco VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,474
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 16 44 116
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.41 1.11 2.94

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
Weslaco 53.17
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Weslaco

1 in 35

in Texas

Weslaco Property CRIMES

Population: 39,474
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 308 1,734 57
Rate per 1,000 7.80 43.93 1.44

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

Weslaco Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Weslaco 154
Texas 30