Fort Worth Texas Crimes Statistics, Arrest Records and Population Information
Fort Worth is a city in and seat of the Tarrant County of Texas. It is the 15th largest city in the USA. The city is home to many museums and universities. It is 349.2 square miles in size. The city has a humid sub-tropical climate. The city faces many thunderstorms and tornadoes. The average snowfall is 2.6 inches.
Fort Worth Texas overview
Fort Worth, Texas has a population of 854,113 comprising 150 neighborhoods. The majority population (26.4%) is those in the age group of 35 to 54. There are 279,426 homes and apartments in the city. The median value of homes in the city is $ 172,295, which is high for the state of Texas and is average for the country. Real estate in Fort Worth is fairly expensive.
27.6% of the population are college graduates. The per capita income of Fort Worth is $26,040 which is lesser than the US average. The median income level of $54,876 is also marginally lesser than the US average. 18% of the total population were below the poverty line.
The major employers in Fort Worth in terms of industry sector were Healthcare (12.3%), Manufacturing (11.1%) and Retail (10.9%). The city has a mixed workforce with equal white-collar and blue-collar workers. The majority of people work in administrative support, sales, and management. Most people in the city make use public transport for commuting.
In terms of race and ethnicity, a large majority of the population (40.7%) were Whites. Hispanics constituted 34.1% of the population. English is the most common language in Fort Worth, followed by Spanish. Around 17.2% of the residents of Fort Worth were born outside the USA.
Fort Worth Texas crime statistics
Fort Worth has a crime index of 11, on a scale of 1-100, where 1 is the most unsafe and 100 the safest. The city is 11% safer than other cities in the US. There were a total of 32,817 crimes committed and the crime rate was 38.42 per 1000 residents. Compared to other communities, the crime rate in Fort Worth is high and it has a crime rate higher than 88% of other communities in Texas.
A comparison of violent crimes committed in Fort Worth with Texas shows that the crime rate of 5.26 per 1000 of Fort Worth was lesser than the Texas average of 4.34 per 1000. A citizen has a 1 in 190 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime, which is more than the rest of the state.
Assault was the major violent crime committed in Fort Worth, with a rate of 3.23 per 1000, which is more than the United States average of 2.49 per 1000.
The property crime rate of Fort Worth is 33.17 per 1000, which is higher compared to the Texas average of 27.6 per 1000. You have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Fort Worth, which is slightly higher than the state average. The major property crime was theft, which had an incidence rate of 24.13 per 1000, which is higher than the US average of 17.45 per 1000.
The crime per square mile of Fort Worth is 94 per square mile, which is three times as that of Texas data of 30 per square mile.
The city crime index and the crime per square mile data indicate that the city has a higher crime rate than other cities of the state. The violent crime data and the property crime data show that the crime rates are higher compared to the state average. Your chances of being a victim of a crime are also higher than the state average. The crime index of 11 clearly shows that the city is not very safe to live in.
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