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 2017, the Police Department ended the year with a Part I Crime Rate of 15.78 crimes per 1,000 residents. Sugar Land’s Crime Rate decreased 10% from 2016 to 2017. Sugar Land’s 2017 Crime Rate is slightly over 50% lower than the Texas rate for 2016 and 44.4% lower than the U.S. rate for 2016.
Sugar Land’s Violent Crime Rate decreased 22% from 2016 to 2017. Violent crimes are aggravated assault, rape, murder, and robbery. Our 2017 Violent Crime Rate is 84.3% lower than the Texas rate for 2016 and 82.3% lower than the U.S. rate for 2016. Sugar Land’s Property Crime Rate decreased 9.5% from 2016 to 2017. Property crimes are arson, burglary, theft, and auto theft. Sugar Land’s 2016 Property Crime Rate is 45% lower than the Texas rate for 2016 and 38% lower than the U.S. rate for 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.
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 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.