West Columbia, TX
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West Columbia, 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 West Columbia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 West Columbia is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, West Columbia is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, West Columbia has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in West Columbia 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 West Columbia; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 262. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Columbia's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes West Columbia 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 West Columbia is one in 52.

West Columbia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

West Columbia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

75

90

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.81

19.06

22.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
West Columbia 3.81
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 262

in West Columbia

1 in 243

in Texas

West Columbia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,935
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.76 0.51 2.54

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
West Columbia 19.06
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in West Columbia

1 in 35

in Texas

West Columbia Property CRIMES

Population: 3,935
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 54 4
Rate per 1,000 4.32 13.72 1.02

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

West Columbia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
West Columbia 35
Texas 30

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