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2015 McAllen Crime Estimates Released

by Laura D. Garcia | Jan 15, 2016

The City of McAllen participates in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. This program measures and analyzes the crime index in a uniform manner.  The UCR program is the reporting of seven index crimes.


The department recognizes that these outcomes are the result of community-wide efforts. 

The 2015 McAllen Crime Estimates were released by McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.



“Our community strives to prevent crime, to promote public safety and to participate in the investigation of crime when it does occur.  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,” Rodriguez said. “The Department expresses special thanks to the men and women of the McAllen Police Department for their hard work and successful outcomes.”        


Generally, the report reflects the following information:


            Crime by Volume (collective sum of reported crime):

            Violent Crime decreased:        -16.5%

            Property Crime decreased:     -6.3%

            Crime Total decreased:           -6.6%


            Crime Rate (factors changes in population):

            Violent Crime decreased:        -18.3%

            Property Crime decreased:     -8.3%

            Crime Total decreased:           -8.6%


The report indicates that during 2015, the department recorded 340 less offenses than in previous year. 


            Decreased number of offenses:           364 offenses.


Decrease analysis:

            Murder decreased:                              4 offenses.

Rape decreased:                                  2 offenses.

Robbery decreased:                             17 offenses.                                                                 Aggravated Assault decreased:           7 offenses.

Theft/Larceny decreased                     273 offenses.

Auto Theft decreased:                                    61 offenses.



Increased number of offenses:            24 offenses.


Increase analysis:

Burglary increased:                             24 offenses.


Theft represents 75% of the decreased number of reported offenses.  As such, the Theft reports are analyzed as follows:


            Decreased number of Theft offenses:  273


            Theft increase/decrease analysis:

            Pick Pocket:                                -1     offenses.

Purse snatching:                          -2     offenses.

Shoplifting:                                 44    offenses.

            Theft from Autos:                  -200    offenses.

            Theft of auto parts:                   -46    offenses.

Theft of bicycles:                         -1    offenses.

Theft from buildings:                 -27    offenses.

Theft from coin machines:           -8    offenses.

            Theft – all other:                        -32    offenses.         



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