How safe is McAllen, TX?

McAllen has a low violent crime rate compared to the national average, though the property crime rate is higher than the national average. An exceptionally engaged population and involved local management are credited with the area's falling crime rates, which have both dropped steadily over the past five years.

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


McAllen has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
McAllen, TX

292.9

Lower than average crime
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Honolulu, HI

246.0

Lower than average crime
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565.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

582.0

Higher than average crime
McAllen, TX

2498.4

Higher than average crime
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Honolulu, HI

2774.0

Higher than average crime
Tulsa, OK

3431.0

Higher than average crime
Fresno, CA

3087.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.