Part I Crime Rate
Safest City In America
Status Indicators: Proceeding as Anticipated | Monitoring Progress | Reviewing for Improvement | Information Unavailable
Proceeding as Anticipated
Reviewing for Improvement
Please note that Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarters of the Fiscal Year. The City’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1st – September 30th and is denoted by FY. CY denotes Calendar Year.
In 2020, the Police Department ended the year with a Part I Crime Rate of 11.04 crimes per 1,000 residents. Sugar Land’s Crime Rate decreased 26% from 2019 to 2020. Sugar Land’s 2020 Crime Rate is 60% lower than the Texas rate for 2019 and 57% lower than the U.S. rate for 2019. Keep in mind that 2020 was an incredibly unusual year, and COVID quarantines and restrictions greatly limited people’s movements, which in turn kept crime artificially low.
Sugar Land’s Violent Crime Rate decreased 4% from 2019 to 2020. Violent crimes are aggravated assault, rape, murder, and robbery. Our 2020 Violent Crime Rate was 87% lower than the Texas rate for 2019 and 85% lower than the U.S. rate for 2019.
Sugar Land’s Property Crime Rate decreased 27% from 2019 to 2020. Property crimes are arson, burglary, theft, and auto theft. Sugar Land’s 2020 Property Crime Rate was 56% lower than the Texas rate for 2019 and 50% lower than the U.S. rate for 2019.
The Sugar Land Police Department continues to develop action plans for any new crime trends that arise. Once identified, public education campaigns are initiated, and specialized units and patrol officers are assigned to the area to address the crime trend. Texas and United States 2020 comparison figures will be available in October 2021.
Part 1 Crimes include:
- Violent Crimes – aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery.
- Property Crimes – arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
The crime rate calculation is the number of FBI Part I crimes per 1,000 population within the jurisdiction. Population estimates in the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) utilize Census population data.
Data for this measure is reported on a calendar year basis.
The target is ≤20.71. Performance within the top quartile (25%) of UCR Part I crime rates in Texas cities with populations between 100,000 and 150,000. Other cities in the top quartile for 2019 were Allen, Pearland, League City, and Carrollton.
The City prides itself as being one of the safest in the nation. The Part 1 Crime Rate is a national, standardized measure of the incidence of crimes in the community that work to obstruct the realization of this goal.