Reported Annual Crime In Amherst

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)5,048 (estimate)3,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmherst/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.84.9
Rapen/an/an/a44.638.6
Robberyn/an/an/a116.3101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a246.6237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)641 (estimate)412373
Burglaryn/an/an/a557.2491.4
Theftn/an/an/a2,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a245.7220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)4,407 (estimate)2,8312,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Amherst is 77% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.83 daily crimes that occur in Amherst.
  • Amherst is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Amherst you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Amherst has increased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amherst

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amherst is 1 in 156
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amherst is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Amherst is 1 in 20

Year Over Year Crime In Amherst (per 100,000 people)

Amherst police department

ItemAmherstTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a46,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sudan, TX1,0512111,4531,664
Anton, TX1,2802121,4591,672
Littlefield, TX6,3255872,9043,492
Spade, TX1114873,3483,835
Amherst, TX9496414,4075,048

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Longport, NJ9490571571
Rogers, TX9495323,6524,184
Primghar, IA9493872,7733,160
Avon, NC9491571,2461,404
Tuttletown, CA9493932,4142,807
Amherst, TX9496414,4075,048
Source: The Amherst, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.