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 2019, the Police Department ended the year with a Part I Crime Rate of 14.88 crimes per 1,000 residents. Sugar Land’s Crime Rate increased 8.0% from 2018 to 2019. Sugar Land’s 2019 Crime Rate is 46.4% lower than the Texas rate for 2018 and 42.1% lower than the U.S. rate for 2018.
Sugar Land’s Violent Crime Rate decreased 8.1% from 2018 to 2019. Violent crimes are aggravated assault, rape, murder, and robbery. Our 2019 Violent Crime Rate is 86.2% lower than the Texas rate for 2018 and 84.6% lower than the U.S. rate for 2018.
Sugar Land’s Property Crime Rate increased 8.8% from 2018 to 2019. Property crimes are arson, burglary, theft, and auto theft. Sugar Land’s 2019 Property Crime Rate is 39.4% lower than the Texas rate for 2018 and 34.9% lower than the U.S. rate for 2018.
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 2019 comparison figures will be updated in October 2020.
The result for calendar year 2020 will be updated in Spring 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.