Garland Texas Overview, Crime Rate Statistics, and Related Information
In the United States state of Texas, there is a city called Garland which is filled with plenty of interesting attractions. It is the 87th most populous city in the United States and the 12th most populous city in the state of Texas as of a 2010 census.
It was ranked at number 67 on CNN and Money magazine’s list of the “Top 100 places to live”. It was considered the 6th best city for working parents in 2014. It was also ranked number 7 on the list of best cities for saving money in that same year. As you can see, Garland, Texas is a wonderful place to live.
The town of Garland was born in 1891 and had a population of 819 in 1904. The population grew and was more than 10,000 people in 1950. The population has continued to grow, and it is now the 87th most populous city in the United States of America.
Garland Texas Population Information
All of the data presented is accurate as of 2016. The population of Garland, Texas is 234,588. There are 117,667 males (50.2%) and 116,921 females (49.8%). The median resident age is 34 years and is almost the same as the median resident age of Texas which is 34.5 years. 69,932 people in Garland are foreign-born.
The median household income of Garland is $57,063 and is slightly higher than the median household income of the state of Texas which sits at $56,565. The per capita income is $22,451. The value of a house or condo is $136,700.
75.8% of people in Garland have a high school degree or higher. 23.7% of people have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The percentage of unemployed people is quite minuscule but is still worth improving on. It currently sits at 4.6% in Garland.
Garland Texas Crime Statistics
Garland isn't all sunshine and rainbows. There is a crime there just like the rest of the world. If you look at the data, crime all around the U.S is decreasing every year. However, it is important to remember the national trends aren't indicative of local criminal behavior. It should also be noted that many crimes such as rape are notoriously underreported. This can make it hard to paint an accurate picture.
Let us look at the data from 2006 and compare it to the data from 2015 to see if the situation in Garland, Texas is getting better or worse.
The data from 2006 is as follows –
- Murder – 3
- Rape – 50
- Aggravated Assault – 300
- Robbery – 223
- Burglary – 1889
- Vehicle Thefts – 717
- Arson - 41
The data from 2015 is as follows –
- Murder – 8
- Rape – 107
- Aggravated Assault – 271
- Robbery – 323
- Burglary – 1374
- Vehicle Thefts – 754
- Arson – 32
It is shocking that many types of criminal activity look to be on the rise. However, Garland’s population continues to rise each year. The population is much bigger than it was in 2006. This must be taken into consideration when looking at whether Garland’s criminal activity is going up or down.
The data below is accurate as of 2015
There were 709 reported major violent crime cases and 7,491 reported major property offenses. The most common violent crime to occur in Garland is robbery which represents 45.56% of all violent crimes. In a similar vein, the most common property crime is larceny with 5.363 reported.
As always, a clear head and common sense go a long way in keeping you and those around you safe regardless of where you are in the world. Don't let the numbers fool you. Garland has a large population and is quite safe when you look at the crime rates regarding the size of its population.