Friendswood's crime rate
There were 290 crimes reported in Friendswood, Texas in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 712 incidents for every 100,000 people.
How does Friendswood compare?
Friendswood has a lower overall crime rate than the vast majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.
Friendswood's overall crime rate is 75% lower than the overall crime rate in Texas. Statewide, there were 814,678 crimes reported in 2019, or 2,810 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Friendswood, however, property crimes account for about 91% of all offenses.
Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is much less prevalent in Friendswood than it is nationwide. There were 264 property crimes in Friendswood in 2019, or 648 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Friendswood. There were 193 larcenies reported in Friendswood in 2019, or 474 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.
There were 53 break-ins reported in Friendswood in 2019, or 130 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Friendswood, meanwhile, there were 18 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 44 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Friendswood, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 9% share of all reported crime.
At 64 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Friendswood is well below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Friendswood reported a total of 26 violent crimes in 2019.
Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. In Friendswood, however, rape is the most commonly reported type of violent crime. There were 6 aggravated assaults reported in Friendswood in 2019, or 15 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 8 robberies reported in Friendswood in 2019, a rate of 20 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 82 per 100,000 in 2019.
There were 12 rapes reported in Friendswood in 2019, or 30 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.
While there were 16,425 murders nationwide in 2019, none were reported in Friendswood.
Friendswood compared to other cities in Texas
Friendswood has a lower crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Texas. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
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