The West Texas Violence Index.
Angelo State University
Community Development Initiatives
MetadataShow full item record
The West Texas Violence Index compares data for four cities on violent events that can overwhelm a community and its people. The four cities are Abilene, Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo. A distinctive aspect of the Index is that, unlike a snapshot of a crime spree or a rash of accidents, it looks beyond a single type of violence at a specific point-in-time. The Index tracks six indicators of different types of violence over the most recent five-years of available data for each type. The six indicators for the Index are violent crime, family violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, suicide, and accidental deaths.