Harlingen, TX Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,425
Total Crimes
5,230.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
111.19%
Above National Average
589 out of 615
In Texas
9,327 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Harlingen, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Harlingen is 5,230.5 per 100,000 people. That's 111.19% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 86.16% 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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Harlingen SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Harlingen
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,425 5,230.5 2,809.6 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.9 5.0
Robbery 54 82.5 100.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 165 252.0 263.0 250.2
Violent Crime 273 416.9 418.9 366.7
Burglary 443 676.5 392.8 340.5
Larceny 2,613 3,990.5 1,730.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 96 146.6 267.2 219.9
Property Crime 3,152 4,813.6 2,390.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Harlingen

273.0
Violent Crimes
416.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
13.69%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 239.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Harlingen each year. That compares to a 1 in 238.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Harlingen is 416.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 13.69% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -0.48% lower than the Texas violent crime rate of 418.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Harlingen

3,152.0
Property Crimes
4,813.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
128.14%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Harlingen each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Harlingen is 4,813.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 128.14% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 101.35% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,390.7 per 100,000 people.

Harlingen 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 Harlingen

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Brownsville, TX 184,418 5,329 2,889.6 2,468.8 420.8
McAllen, TX 144,915 3,735 2,577.4 2,480.8 96.6
Edinburg, TX 100,896 3,240 3,211.2 2,932.7 278.5
Mission, TX 85,705 1,723 2,010.4 1,887.9 122.5
Pharr, TX 80,896 1,658 2,049.5 1,759.0 290.5
San Benito, TX 24,394 1,107 4,538.0 3,878.0 660.0
Alton, TX 17,805 274 1,538.9 1,218.8 320.1
Hidalgo, TX 14,281 175 1,225.4 875.3 350.1
Raymondville, TX 10,894 369 3,387.2 2,230.6 1,156.6
Primera, TX 5,103 62 1,215.0 1,156.2 58.8
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