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Identity Theft More Common in Texas

The risk of identity theft in the United States continues to rise. The incidence of such crimes rose consistently over the last decade, from 246,214 in 2006 to 399,225 last year. The rate of identity theft varies considerably between states. Using the Federal Trade Commission’s 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed […]

Why Violent Crime is More Common in Houston

There were an estimated 1.2 million murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults in the United States in 2015. The violent crime rate of 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans rose 3.1% from 2014. In the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area, there were 567 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, higher than the violent crime rate statewide of […]

Poverty Rate in Houston Similar to National Level

An estimated 14.6% of residents in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro area live below the poverty line, roughly similar to the national poverty rate of 14.7% and a smaller share than the state’s poverty rate of 15.9%. Houston has the ninth lowest poverty rate of any Texas metro area. A high school education can mean […]

Violent Crime in Texas Above National Level

Violence in the United States has steadily declined for several decades. While the violent crime rate has fallen considerably — from 685 incidents reported per 100,000 Americans in 1995 to the current rate of 383 incidents per 100,000 — the national violent crime rate rose 3.0% last year. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates […]

Why Houston Has the 6th Highest Robbery Rate

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

Texas is the 15th Most Violent State

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By 2014, the national violent crime rate had fallen to 366 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The United States is far from the most peaceful place […]

Texas is One of the Easiest States to Buy a Gun

At least 50 people were gunned down in an Orlando nightclub in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The military style firearms used in the massacre were purchased legally, in Florida, just days before the killings. The second amendment, which was passed by […]

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