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.
In 2016, the Police Department ended the year with a Part I Crime Rate of 17.54 crimes per 1,000 residents. This is due to a decrease of 20 Part I cases in 2016 compared to 2015 - equating to a 2% reduction in Part I crimes.
Violent crime, which includes murder, sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault decreased by 2.2% in 2016. Property Crimes, which include arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft decreased by 1.7% between 2015 and 2016. A decrease in the number of thefts was the driving force behind the decrease in property crimes; in fact, the number of thefts decreased by 194 cases between 2015 and 2016.
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.
Results will be updated in 2018 upon the completion of the 2017 calendar year.
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 ≤21.55. Performance within the top quartile (25%) of UCR Part I crime rates in Texas cities with populations between 75,000 and 125,000. Other cities in the top quartile for 2016 were Allen, League City, Round Rock, and Richardson.
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.