Wharton, 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 Wharton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Wharton is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Wharton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Wharton has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wharton 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 Wharton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 205. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wharton's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Wharton 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 Wharton is one in 44.

Wharton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Wharton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

198

240

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.87

22.95

27.82

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.87
4.5
National Median: 4
    Wharton
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 205

in Wharton

1 in 222

in Texas

Wharton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,627
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
22.95
22.62
National Median: 19
    Wharton
    Texas

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Wharton

1 in 44

in Texas

Wharton Property CRIMES

Population: 8,627
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Wharton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
32
27
National Median: 26.9
    Wharton
    Texas

Zip Codes in Wharton, TX