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Crime rate in Corpus Christi, Texas (TX): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Corpus Christi, TX compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Corpus Christi, TX

The 2019 crime rate in Corpus Christi, TX is 406 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Corpus Christi crime rate fell by 1% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 31 - an increase of 7 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Corpus Christi has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Corpus Christi, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Corpus Christi:

405.9
Portland:

110.5
Gregory:

244.7
Ingleside:

194.0
Taft:

187.3
Robstown:

422.9
Aransas Pass:

430.8
Port Aransas:

260.6
Sinton:

460.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Corpus Christi by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
21
(7.2)
17
(5.9)
19
(6.6)
12
(4.2)
16
(5.6)
12
(3.9)
16
(5.1)
18
(5.7)
27
(8.5)
17
(5.2)
24
(7.3)
21
(6.4)
24
(7.3)
31
(9.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
167
(57.3)
238
(83.1)
192
(67.0)
212
(73.7)
191
(66.4)
194
(62.3)
184
(58.9)
147
(46.7)
280
(87.7)
282
(86.9)
259
(79.0)
232
(70.5)
295
(89.8)
266
(80.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
468
(160.5)
497
(173.5)
490
(171.0)
459
(159.6)
389
(135.3)
370
(118.7)
375
(120.0)
390
(124.0)
377
(118.1)
394
(121.5)
424
(129.3)
470
(142.7)
515
(156.7)
496
(150.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,414
(485.1)
1,615
(563.8)
1,525
(532.2)
1,682
(585.0)
1,472
(511.9)
1,411
(452.8)
1,482
(474.1)
1,384
(440.0)
1,410
(441.7)
1,399
(431.4)
1,621
(494.3)
1,590
(482.9)
1,654
(503.3)
1,823
(553.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,005
(1,031)
3,407
(1,189)
3,464
(1,209)
2,976
(1,035)
2,626
(913.2)
2,668
(856.1)
2,452
(784.5)
2,595
(825.1)
2,316
(725.5)
2,188
(674.6)
2,296
(700.1)
2,232
(677.9)
2,146
(653.0)
1,961
(595.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15,261
(5,235)
14,501
(5,063)
13,503
(4,712)
12,538
(4,361)
12,027
(4,182)
11,762
(3,774)
11,166
(3,572)
11,519
(3,662)
11,233
(3,519)
8,539
(2,633)
9,246
(2,819)
8,776
(2,665)
8,913
(2,712)
8,494
(2,579)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
872
(299.1)
824
(287.7)
685
(239.0)
598
(208.0)
448
(155.8)
467
(149.9)
443
(141.7)
487
(154.8)
561
(175.7)
513
(158.2)
656
(200.0)
731
(222.0)
916
(278.7)
892
(270.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
128
(43.9)
98
(34.2)
96
(33.5)
83
(28.9)
105
(36.5)
68
(21.8)
39
(12.5)
46
(14.6)
50
(15.7)
59
(18.2)
53
(16.2)
57
(17.3)
70
(21.3)
73
(22.2)
City-Data.com crime index510.9552.0516.8495.8450.9406.6397.3390.7416.5368.0393.2380.4410.6405.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 1,074 registered sex offenders living in Corpus Christi, Texas as of January 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Corpus Christi is 303 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Corpus Christi, TX?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Corpus Christi:

451.7
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Corpus Christi:

434.4
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Corpus Christi:

396.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Corpus Christi:

405.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Corpus Christi:

373.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Corpus Christi:

384.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Corpus Christi:

340.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Corpus Christi:

366.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Corpus Christi:

355.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Corpus Christi:

401.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Corpus Christi:

454.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Corpus Christi:

431.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Corpus Christi:

463.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Corpus Christi:

394.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Corpus Christi:

400.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Corpus Christi:

322.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Corpus Christi:

389.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Corpus Christi:

326.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Corpus Christi:

288.7
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Corpus Christi:

308.0
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Corpus Christi:

302.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Corpus Christi:

311.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Corpus Christi:

290.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Corpus Christi:

347.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Corpus Christi:

371.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Corpus Christi:

356.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Corpus Christi:

382.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Corpus Christi:

415.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Corpus Christi:

456.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Corpus Christi:

513.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Corpus Christi:

534.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Corpus Christi:

512.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Corpus Christi:

560.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Corpus Christi:

479.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Corpus Christi:

480.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Corpus Christi:

453.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 660 (426 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Texas average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 652 (443 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Texas average:

1.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 604 (436 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 625 (444 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 649 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 667 (449 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 619 (432 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Texas average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 624 (428 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 657 (445 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 646 (446 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 627 (448 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 636 (439 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 579 (409 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 594 (421 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 615 (444 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Corpus Christi, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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