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  CRIME OVERVIEW
  

Galveston, Texas, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 66. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Galveston, Texas, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 68. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

  CRIMEGalveston, TexasUnited States
  Violent Crime  66.441.4
  Property Crime  68.243.5

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  CRIME COMMENTS
  
re: Beaches - 8/11/2006
Looks Can Be Deceiving... Galveston's beach waters sometimes APPEAR dirty primarily due to several reasons while (similar to most U.S. beaches, they're not "mountain... (read more)
Beaches
From what I see, the beaches look pretty nasty. Why is that? Is it pollution? Is it due to the rivers exiting into the ocean? I am curious if swimming is even an option.... (read more)
Beaches
From what I see, the beaches look pretty nasty. Why is that? Is it pollution? Is it due to the rivers exiting into the ocean? I am curious if swimming is even an option.... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Visiting and Appreciating Galveston
Galveston is one of the friendliest, relaxing invigorating places my family and I have visited. My children love this island, and we are considering moving here.... (read more)
The Galveston of the 1950's and 1960's
I was born on the island in 1948 and graduated from Ball High in 1966. Growing up on the island was a lot of fun and the island was clean and safe. I have seen the... (read more)
Galveston Since Ike
Hurricane Ike struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008, not a particularly windy hurricane, but it was so huge and pushed so much water into the bay system, after the eye... (read more)
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