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Corpus Christi is Ranked 43rd in America for Violent Crimes


In 2019, the FBI ranked Corpus Christi as the 43rd most dangerous city in America for violent crimes. This is based on gathered information in each reported city, which is a collection of crime data called “uniform crime reporting.” The FBI classifies murder, some cases of manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault as violent crimes. In 2019, there were an estimated 736.9 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Corpus Christi. It’s still lower than Houston, which had 1,072 violent crimes. But it’s still higher than San Antonio (which had 515.9 violent crimes) or Austin (which had 286.9 violent crimes). Dallas doesn’t report violent crimes to the FBI, so it isn’t ranked on the list.

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Current Violent Crime Data in Corpus Christi

If you’re a resident of Corpus Christi, you have a 1 in 115 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. This is in a city with a population of over 326,000 people. Here is the data for the different types of violent crimes for the City of Corpus Christi:

  • There were 31 murders for a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 266 rapes for a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 499 robberies for a rate of 1.53 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 2,034 assaults for a rate of 6.23 per 1,000 people.

The total number of violent crimes for the United States (which has a population of over 328 million people) are as follows:

  • There were 16,425 murders for a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 139,815 rapes for a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 267,988 robberies for a rate of 0.82 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 821,182 assaults for a rate of 2.50 per 1,000 people.

Corpus Christi had over 4,240 total reported crimes per 100,000 people in 2020, which is higher than the rates for Texas and the United States. This included 794 violent crimes per 100,000 people that were reported that same year. Here is the individual data for each of the crimes reported in 2020:

  • There were 9.4 murders for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 51.1 rapes for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 100 robberies for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 263 assaults for every 100,000 people.

If you have been charged with a violent crime, the penalties can be harsh. The last thing you want to do is go at it alone. So, be sure to speak to a criminal defense lawyer in Corpus Christi to help you with your case. At Gale Law Group, we have a team of people who will fight for you!

Current Property Crime Data in Corpus Christi

If you live in Corpus Christi, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. This can include burglary and theft (including motor vehicle theft). Here is the data for the different property crimes in Corpus Christi:

  • There were 1,988 burglaries for a rate of 6.09 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 8,619 thefts for a rate of 26.37 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 895 motor vehicle thefts for a rate of 2.74 per 1,000 people.

Here is the total number of violent crimes for the entire country:

  • There were 1,117,696 burglaries for a rate of 3.42 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 5,086,096 thefts for a rate of 15.50 per 1,000 people.
  • There were 721,885 motor vehicle thefts for a rate of 2.20 per 1,000 people.

There were 3,446 property crimes reported in Corpus Christi for 2020, which includes the following:

  • There were 595.5 burglaries for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 2,579.3 thefts for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 270.9 motor vehicle thefts for every 100,000 people.

This is compared to the 2,391 property crimes reported in Texas, which includes the following:

  • There were 392.8 burglaries for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 1,730.6 thefts for every 100,000 people.
  • There were 267.2 motor vehicle thefts for every 100,000 people.

If you have been accused of a property crime and are looking for the best criminal defense attorney in Corpus Christi to help you with your case, be sure to get in touch with Gale Law Group. If you have been charged with any kind of crime, you don’t want to go it alone. So if you want someone who will fight for you, we would be happy to speak with you about how we can help you come up with a solid defense.