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


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

Crime rate in Brownsville, TX

The 2022 crime rate in Brownsville, TX is 203 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 75.8% U.S. cities. The 2022 Brownsville crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 4 - an increase of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Brownsville has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Brownsville, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Brownsville:

203.3
Rancho Viejo:

32.1
Los Fresnos:

159.7
Laguna Vista:

42.2
San Benito:

190.0
Port Isabel:

254.6
Rio Hondo:

193.8
Harlingen:

219.4
South Padre Island:

1,305.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Brownsville by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(2.2)
7
(4.0)
1
(0.6)
3
(1.7)
1
(0.6)
5
(2.7)
3
(1.6)
4
(2.2)
5
(2.7)
2
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
7
(3.8)
2
(1.1)
4
(2.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
26
(14.5)
31
(17.7)
37
(20.7)
38
(21.0)
61
(33.6)
103
(56.2)
53
(28.7)
50
(26.9)
79
(42.7)
14
(7.6)
82
(44.5)
83
(45.2)
82
(44.5)
71
(37.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
152
(84.7)
165
(94.3)
109
(61.0)
125
(69.0)
136
(74.9)
138
(75.2)
154
(83.3)
130
(70.0)
133
(71.8)
142
(77.0)
144
(78.1)
152
(82.8)
131
(71.1)
127
(67.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
272
(151.5)
360
(205.7)
353
(197.5)
307
(169.5)
275
(151.4)
312
(170.1)
292
(157.9)
264
(142.3)
259
(139.8)
444
(240.7)
557
(302.0)
495
(269.6)
514
(278.9)
615
(325.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,576
(878.0)
1,286
(734.8)
1,009
(564.6)
1,145
(632.2)
1,140
(627.8)
1,068
(582.2)
1,015
(548.8)
917
(494.1)
661
(356.9)
550
(298.2)
632
(342.7)
404
(220.0)
416
(225.7)
398
(210.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,865
(4,382)
7,784
(4,447)
7,015
(3,925)
6,986
(3,857)
6,441
(3,547)
6,258
(3,412)
6,498
(3,514)
4,960
(2,673)
4,374
(2,362)
4,159
(2,255)
3,805
(2,063)
2,872
(1,564)
2,797
(1,518)
2,880
(1,525)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
337
(187.8)
246
(140.6)
163
(91.2)
206
(113.7)
257
(141.5)
179
(97.6)
143
(77.3)
151
(81.4)
141
(76.1)
140
(75.9)
121
(65.6)
125
(68.1)
135
(73.3)
189
(100.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
31
(17.3)
26
(14.9)
20
(11.2)
20
(11.0)
9
(5.0)
20
(10.9)
16
(8.7)
9
(4.8)
6
(3.2)
8
(4.3)
27
(14.6)
14
(7.6)
21
(11.4)
18
(9.5)
City-Data.com crime index323.5332.2279.3282.4277.9292.0267.9223.3214.6196.6231.2205.9197.2203.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 337 registered sex offenders living in Brownsville, Texas as of July 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brownsville is 545 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Brownsville:

238.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Brownsville:

221.7
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Brownsville:

229.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Brownsville:

234.5
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Brownsville:

168.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Brownsville:

153.9
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Brownsville:

137.4
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Brownsville:

152.5
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Brownsville:

184.3
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Brownsville:

147.9
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Brownsville:

143.6
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Brownsville:

151.1
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Brownsville:

175.7
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Brownsville:

137.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Brownsville:

189.9
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Brownsville:

221.7
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Brownsville:

230.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Brownsville:

253.2
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Brownsville:

133.4
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Brownsville:

132.0
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Brownsville:

132.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Brownsville:

181.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Brownsville:

183.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Brownsville:

200.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Brownsville:

244.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Brownsville:

297.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Brownsville:

301.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Brownsville:

324.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Brownsville:

336.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Brownsville:

322.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Brownsville:

390.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Brownsville:

422.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Brownsville:

440.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Brownsville:

356.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Brownsville:

337.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Brownsville:

336.9
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 301 (226 officers - 199 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 312 (225 officers - 197 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.23
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 317 (234 officers - 206 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 299 (197 officers - 173 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 354 (244 officers - 218 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 345 (245 officers - 218 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Texas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 349 (244 officers - 216 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 326 (242 officers - 214 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 311 (241 officers - 214 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 312 (239 officers - 212 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 311 (244 officers - 217 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 306 (234 officers - 210 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 307 (231 officers - 212 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 306 (232 officers - 212 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 298 (231 officers - 212 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 304 (228 officers - 215 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 295 (218 officers - 206 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Brownsville, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 78520, 78521, 78526, 78575, 78578.