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


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

Crime rate in Port Arthur, TX

The 2019 crime rate in Port Arthur, TX is 315 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 85.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Port Arthur crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 9 - a decrease of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Port Arthur has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Port Arthur, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Port Arthur:

315.0
Groves:

242.5
Port Neches:

162.0
Nederland:

221.7
Bridge City:

126.2
Rose City:

351.5
Vidor:

160.4
West Orange:

307.1
Beaumont:

494.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Port Arthur by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(3.4)
9
(16.2)
9
(16.4)
7
(12.6)
6
(10.6)
8
(14.6)
4
(7.3)
5
(9.3)
8
(14.8)
5
(9.2)
5
(9.0)
6
(10.8)
13
(23.4)
9
(16.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(20.6)
47
(84.7)
35
(63.6)
31
(55.6)
26
(46.1)
29
(52.8)
19
(34.7)
18
(33.3)
29
(53.5)
27
(49.5)
18
(32.4)
15
(27.0)
20
(35.9)
29
(52.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
140
(240.2)
196
(353.3)
126
(229.0)
165
(296.1)
169
(299.5)
156
(283.9)
121
(221.0)
121
(223.9)
114
(210.4)
85
(155.8)
105
(189.2)
110
(197.9)
96
(172.5)
84
(152.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
240
(411.7)
223
(401.9)
233
(423.4)
230
(412.7)
218
(386.4)
241
(438.6)
200
(365.3)
215
(397.9)
190
(350.7)
211
(386.8)
234
(421.5)
247
(444.4)
261
(469.1)
222
(403.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
814
(1,396)
747
(1,346)
957
(1,739)
980
(1,759)
1,020
(1,808)
950
(1,729)
854
(1,560)
726
(1,344)
528
(974.6)
794
(1,455)
580
(1,045)
767
(1,380)
504
(905.8)
326
(591.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,014
(1,740)
1,280
(2,307)
1,265
(2,299)
1,471
(2,640)
1,567
(2,777)
1,740
(3,167)
1,428
(2,608)
1,537
(2,845)
1,471
(2,715)
1,518
(2,782)
1,123
(2,023)
1,111
(1,999)
807
(1,450)
757
(1,374)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
247
(423.7)
258
(465.0)
188
(341.6)
193
(346.3)
165
(292.4)
163
(296.6)
124
(226.5)
127
(235.0)
132
(243.6)
122
(223.6)
126
(227.0)
153
(275.3)
134
(240.8)
120
(217.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
42
(72.1)
32
(57.7)
61
(110.8)
56
(100.5)
56
(99.2)
44
(80.1)
45
(82.2)
14
(25.9)
9
(16.6)
11
(20.2)
8
(14.4)
5
(9.0)
7
(12.6)
11
(20.0)
City-Data.com crime index379.0510.3478.0497.4486.3515.6413.4418.6401.9413.1357.2390.0361.7315.0

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.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 174 registered sex offenders living in Port Arthur, Texas as of January 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Port Arthur is 318 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Port Arthur:

363.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Port Arthur:

403.5
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Port Arthur:

369.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Port Arthur:

355.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Port Arthur:

339.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Port Arthur:

363.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Port Arthur:

362.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Port Arthur:

342.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Port Arthur:

443.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Port Arthur:

410.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Port Arthur:

435.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Port Arthur:

422.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Port Arthur:

494.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Port Arthur:

353.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Port Arthur:

372.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Port Arthur:

252.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Port Arthur:

369.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Port Arthur:

292.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Port Arthur:

219.8
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Port Arthur:

289.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Port Arthur:

417.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Port Arthur:

344.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Port Arthur:

463.7
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Port Arthur:

367.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Port Arthur:

446.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Port Arthur:

476.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Port Arthur:

548.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Port Arthur:

544.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Port Arthur:

535.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Port Arthur:

514.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Port Arthur:

454.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Port Arthur:

429.8
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Port Arthur:

529.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Port Arthur:

378.3
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Port Arthur:

500.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Port Arthur:

416.9
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: 151 (117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Texas average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 152 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Texas average:

1.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 143 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 148 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 161 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 164 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Texas average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 158 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 161 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Texas average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 162 (125 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 163 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 153 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 151 (119 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 142 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 139 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 143 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 145 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 140 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Port Arthur, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 77640, 77655.