Wichita Falls, TX
Crime Rates



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Wichita Falls, 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

The crime rate in Wichita Falls is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Wichita Falls is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Wichita Falls is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Wichita Falls has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 267. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Wichita Falls's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls is one in 32.

Wichita Falls Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Wichita Falls Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

391

3,266

3,657

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.74

31.23

34.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Wichita Falls 3.74
Texas 4.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 267

in Wichita Falls

1 in 243

in Texas

Wichita Falls VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 104,576
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 82 139 165
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.78 1.33 1.58

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
Wichita Falls 31.23
Texas 23.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Wichita Falls

1 in 42

in Texas

Wichita Falls Property CRIMES

Population: 104,576
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 607 2,408 251
Rate per 1,000 5.80 23.03 2.40

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

Wichita Falls Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Wichita Falls 51
Texas 27