Galveston County, TX Arrest Records

Galveston County, TX is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.43 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Harris, Bexar, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Smith counties in Texas.
Galveston County, TX property crime rate is 3.06 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 620 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 8.55% compared to 2015.

Galveston County, TX Crime Rate

Total arrests in Galveston County in 2016 decreased by 1.96% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 125 to 141 while non-violent crime decreased by 3.73% from 1,046 to 1,007.

5 Crimes In Galveston County, TX in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 620
Burglary 292
Aggravated assault 95
Motor vehicle theft 95
Revised rape 23

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Galveston County increased by 12.8% from 2015 and increased by 74.07% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 81 to 141. In 2016 violent crime rate in Galveston County was 90.88% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.043%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Galveston County decreased by 3.73% from 2015 and increased by 18.89% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 847 to 1,007. In 2016 property crime rate in Galveston County was 89.25% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.306%.

How Galveston stands up against other counties

Galveston vs. Bell

You’ll be in more risk in Galveston compared to Bell county that had 27.84% lower crime rate compared to Galveston county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0698 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1234 in Bell county.
Larceny rates of 1.8820 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.4365 in Bell county.

Galveston vs. Brazoria

You’ll be in more safety in Galveston compared to Brazoria county that had 1.52% higher crime rate compared to Galveston county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0668 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1016 in Brazoria county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.2884 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.3670 in Brazoria county.

Names with the most arrests in Galveston

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Galveston, Texas, the most crimes, that's 32.55% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Galveston County is 0.89% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 0.95 daily crimes that occur in Galveston County.
  • Galveston, TX is more violent than Bell.
  • In Galveston County you have a 1 in 287 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Galveston, TX have decreased by 1.96%.

Names in Galveston County