The city had the lowest crime rate last year among Texas cities with a population of 100,000 residents or more, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 2018 State Crime Report released April 22.
The city saw a 14.9% decrease in crime while its population increased 5.3% from 2017 to 2018, according to an analysis of numbers from the report.
The state report looked only at index crimes, which include the seven serious felonies that are tracked nationwide by the FBI. Last year McKinney reported 2,274 index crimes: 65 rapes, 77 robberies, 146 assaults, 249 burglaries, 1,584 larceny thefts, 153 auto thefts and zero murders.
Based on a population of 189,555 residents as of January 2019, McKinney's 2018 crime rate was 1,199.7 crimes per 100,000 residents. This compares to the city's 2017 crime rate of 1,485.5 crimes, according to the DPS.
“McKinney enjoys a great quality of life with natural beauty, great parks, and public events, and inviting, diverse neighborhoods," McKinney Chief of Police Greg Conley said in an email. "When you add in our low crime rate, it is no wonder that so many new residents have chosen to call McKinney “home.”
Frisco had a 2018 crime rate of 1,447.1 per 100,000 residents. Plano’s rate was 1,844.1 per 100,000 residents, and Allen’s rate was 1,345.4 per 100,000 residents. Collin County as a whole had a crime rate of 1,400.6 per 100,000 residents.
Once again, McKinney has the lowest overall crime rate among Texas cities with a population of 100,000 or more, according to the Texas DPS.
We are thankful to our residents for partnering with us to help make McKinney a safe place to live, work, and visit. pic.twitter.com/c7BBZpvmfW
— McKinney Police (@McKinneyPolice) April 22, 2019