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McAllen, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for McAllen, Texas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how McAllen compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for McAllen, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 85,847 total crimes reported in McAllen, Texas (4,371 of them violent). Of the 8,585 crimes that occur a year in McAllen, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in McAllen, Texas 24 times a day. This includes 51 murders, 199 rapes, and nearly seventy-one thousand thefts (including 6,514 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in McAllen, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in McAllen increased by 4 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 1 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in McAllen. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight thousand for McAllen, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in McAllen, Texas (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like McAllen, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

McAllen, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for McAllen conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.