Crime is out of control in Beaumont Texas. With a population over 117,000 people and 21 murders so far this year, the crime rates are just too high for such a small town. The city's murder rate is higher than that of Los Angeles and Chicago which have populations over 10 million people! If you live in Beaumont Texas or plan on visiting soon, read this article to find out what you can do to stay safe. In this blog we want to look deeper into the crimes being committed and what we can do about it.
The most common crimes in Beaumont Texas are theft and burglary. With a population of 117,000 people there are plenty of homes in Beaumont Texas to target. Another common crime is robbery, which is often committed by strangers. Beaumont Texas has had robberies all year long including at schools and even while people are shopping for groceries! The FBI crime reports on Beaumont Texas also show that Beaumont Texas is one of the most dangerous states in America.
Another interesting fact about crime rates in Beaumont Texas is how quickly they have been going up over time. In just five years, from 2013 to 2018, reports for murder and non-negligent manslaughter increased by 18%. So we can see by this information that crime is still an issue. This is of course something every city faces and some Texas cities have a little more issue due to these mass increases in population. So now we should consider what the Beaumont Police and others suggest we do to help bring down these numbers.
The Police are suggesting that there should be more law enforcement in the city to help with these crime rates. They also suggest we use technology and investing more resources into solving crimes. Other solutions include increasing community involvement, providing better social services for those who need them, as well as enforcing anti-harassment laws. There is also crime stoppers and adding more lighting to the area if possible.
It is important to remember that many people who live in Beaumont Texas are good and want peace. But there is a lot that they can do also to deter crime. You lock your doors, you do not tell social media you're out of town, and you make sure you have a security system if possible. For the city in general we need to invest in education, after school programs, and even work to keep the unemployment rate low.