McAllen Police Department 2021 Crime Report

The US DOJ FBI released its 2021 Crime Report on October 5, 2022.  The City of McAllen participates in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). These programs make possible the measurement and analysis of crime in a uniform manner.

The City of McAllen Analysis of the 2021 Texas Uniformed Crime Report (UCR) and Crime Data reported by the US DOJ FBI 2021 Crime Report is as follows:

  • Texas Cities.
    • McAllen’s population is reported at 144,973.
    • There are twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.
    • McAllen’s population ranks 23rd of the Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.
    • All crime data is based upon the reported population.

 Analysis of 2021 Texas UCR Crime Data

UCR:  The Uniformed Crime Report (UCR) program’s traditional Summary Reporting System (SRS)is an aggregate monthly tally of the following crimes:

  • Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter.
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Larceny-Theft
  • Motor Vehicle Theft

McAllen’s total crime was 2,874.

  • McAllen ranked 6th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

McAllen’s total violent crime was 259.

  • McAllen ranked 6th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

McAllen’s total property crime was 2,615.

  • McAllen ranked 11th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

Analysis of 2021 Texas UCR Crime Data of Texas’ Border Cities and Texas’ Largest Cities.

This is an analysis of crime data of the following Texas’s four (4) largest border cities and Texas’ five (5) largest cities listed below, from largest city to smallest city.

  • Houston, Texas.
  • Dallas, Texas.
  • San Antonio, Texas.
  • Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Austin, Texas.
  • Brownsville, Texas.
  • Laredo, Texas.
  • El Paso, Texas.
  • McAllen, Texas.

McAllen’s total crime was 2,874.

  • McAllen ranked 1st lowest of Texas’s four (4) largest border cities and Texas’ five (5) largest cities.

McAllen’s total violent crime was 259.

  • McAllen ranked 1st lowest of Texas’s four (4) largest border cities and Texas’ five (5) largest cities.

McAllen’s total property crime was 2,615.

  • McAllen ranked 1st lowest of Texas’s four (4) largest border cities and Texas’ five (5) largest cities.

 Analysis of 2021 Texas NIBRS Crime Data

National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is an incident-based reporting system.

McAllen’s total NIBRS crime was 8,815.

  • McAllen ranked 8th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

McAllen’s total NIBRS crimes against persons was 2,955.

  • McAllen ranked 10th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

McAllen’s total NIBRS crimes against property was 4,329.

  • McAllen ranked 7th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

McAllen’s total NIBRS crimes against society was 1,531.

  • McAllen ranked 20th lowest of twenty-six (26) Texas Cities with a population of 140K or more.

Reporting under the NIBRS format reflects Group A offenses of the following twenty-four (24) crime categories.

Crimes Against Persons:

  • Assault Offenses.
  • Homicide Offenses.
  • Human Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping/Abduction Offense.
  • Sex Offenses.
  • Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible.

Crimes Against Property:

  • Arson Offenses.
  • Bribery Offenses.
  • Burglary Offenses.
  • Counterfeiting/Forgery Offenses.
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism.
  • Embezzlement Offenses.
  • Extortion/Blackmail Offenses.
  • Fraud Offenses.
  • Larceny Offenses.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft Offenses.
  • Robbery Offenses.
  • Stolen Property Offenses.

Crimes Against Society:

  • Animal Cruelty Offenses.
  • Drug/Narcotic Offenses.
  • Gambling Offenses.
  • Pornography/Obscene Material Offenses.
  • Prostitution Offenses.
  • Weapon Law Violations.

Statement by V. Rodriguez, Chief of Police:

“Our community strives to prevent crime, to promote public safety, and to participate in the investigation of crime when it does occur. 

 To this end, the Department expresses sincere appreciation to all members of our community and to the McAllen City Commission for their diligence and dedication to making public safety a top priority.  

 The Department expresses special thanks to the men and women of the McAllen Police Department for their hard work and the successful outcomes reflected in this report and analysis.          

As we go forward, the department will continue its diligence to the public safety service that our community deserves.   

 Respectfully.”

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