Crime in McAllen, Texas

The city is placed in the Rio Grande Valley just Reynosa north, Mexico. The city of McAllen, Texas, has a very low crime rate of any metro region in the country, with 122 violent crimes per 100,000 locals. Actually, there were just 2 murders in all of McAllen in 2013.

It is guessed that in the first five years of the past decade the McAllen population has grown by approximately sixteen percent. Since 2005 city population has grown by approximately nine percent.

In McAllen, TX the daily crimes total number is 1.03 times higher than the average Texas rate and 1.16 times higher than the national average. The number of daily brutal crimes in McAllen, TX is 2.87 less than the Texas average.

How safe is McAllen, Texas?

McAllen, TX is 44 percent safer than other cities in Texas and 41 percent safer than other cities in the country. When you see the crime score results of Texas cities and all around America, McAllen, TX has a position of below average compared to other cities.

In McAllen, TX you have a one in 662 chance of becoming a victim of serious crime. Serious violent crime includes robbery, rape, murder, and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a one in thirty-two chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes contain vehicle theft, burglary, and theft. Overall, you have one in thirty-one chance of becoming a sufferer of crime in McAllen, TX.

Yearly Crime Rate

The number of brutal crimes in McAllen, TX  raised by forty percent while the crime rate in McAllen property crime has decreased by five percent year over year. The total crime number in McAllen has reduced by 3 percent.

McAllen full crime rate is 3 percent higher than in match to the Texas average and is also 16 percent higher than matched to the country average, and sixty-one percent lesser than when matched to the country average. When matching property crime, McAllen comes in at 14 percent higher than to the average in Texas, and 28 percent higher than the full national average.

McAllen Police Department Report

McAllen Police Department reported 492 fewer offenses in 2017 as compared to 2016, according to yearly crime statistics. More than fifty percent of that drop was represented by reducing cases of theft.

There were 75 fewer auto parts theft and 200 fewer theft vehicles than in 2016, and the Police Department also reported 66 less miscellaneous thefts.

The city hires about 4 to 7 new officers every year to control the crime.

McAllen has a ratio of about 2 officers per one-thousand people, which Rodriguez said most cities in the state, and all cities South of Corpus Christi and Laredo, cannot match.

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