Brownsville, TX Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
5,329
Total Crimes
2,889.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
16.67%
Above National Average
480 out of 615
In Texas
7,682 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Brownsville, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Brownsville is 2,889.6 per 100,000 people. That's 16.67% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 2.85% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,809.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Brownsville SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
4
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8.5

How Does Brownsville Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Brownsville
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,329 2,889.6 2,809.6 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.9 5.0
Robbery 143 77.5 100.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 551 298.8 263.0 250.2
Violent Crime 776 420.8 418.9 366.7
Burglary 631 342.2 392.8 340.5
Larceny 3,801 2,061.1 1,730.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 121 65.6 267.2 219.9
Property Crime 4,553 2,468.8 2,390.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Brownsville

776.0
Violent Crimes
420.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
14.75%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 237.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Brownsville each year. That compares to a 1 in 238.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Brownsville is 420.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.75% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 0.44% higher than the Texas violent crime rate of 418.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Brownsville

4,553.0
Property Crimes
2,468.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
17.01%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 40.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Brownsville each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Brownsville is 2,468.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 17.01% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 3.27% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,390.7 per 100,000 people.

Brownsville Crime Compared To Texas Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Texas.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Brownsville

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Edinburg, TX 100,896 3,240 3,211.2 2,932.7 278.5
Pharr, TX 80,896 1,658 2,049.5 1,759.0 290.5
Harlingen, TX 65,481 3,425 5,230.5 4,813.6 416.9
Weslaco, TX 41,729 1,683 4,033.2 3,661.7 371.4
San Benito, TX 24,394 1,107 4,538.0 3,878.0 660.0
Alamo, TX 19,903 1,070 5,376.1 4,918.9 457.2
Mercedes, TX 16,882 734 4,347.8 3,951.0 396.9
Donna, TX 16,715 926 5,539.9 4,708.3 831.6
Raymondville, TX 10,894 369 3,387.2 2,230.6 1,156.6
Los Fresnos, TX 7,992 177 2,214.7 1,551.6 663.2
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