Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime464n/a (estimate)3,6243,1942,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a7.85.35.3
Rape11n/a85.948.040.4
Robbery7n/a54.7119.6102.8
Assault24n/a187.5261.6248.5
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)336434386
Burglary140n/a1,093.6533.8468.9
Theft251n/a1,960.61,978.11,745.0
Vehicle theft30n/a234.3247.8236.9
Property crime421n/a (estimate)3,2892,7602,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Athens, TX for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Athens, TX is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Athens, TX crime rates are 13% higher than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 28% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Athens, TX has a rate that is 23% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is 13% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Athens, TX is 19% higher than its state's mean, and 34% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Malakoff, TX2,8176985671,265
Brownsboro, TX1,1721951,2371,431
Callender Lake, TX1,2862001,2691,468
Eustace, TX1,2592131,3571,571
Star Harbor, TX5552441,5531,797
Caney City, TX2213312,1072,438
Edom, TX2495303,3693,899
Athens, TX12,7823363,2893,624

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 28% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.93 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Athens, TX per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national scale. In Athens, TX the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.13 times more than the Texas average and 1.28 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Athens, TX is 1.29 times less than the Texas average and 1.15 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Athens, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.19 times more than the Texas average and 1.34 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

How safe is Athens, TX compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Athens, TX is safer than 30% of the cities in Texas and 28% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Athens, TX. Overall, Athens, TX is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 298
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Athens, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Athens, TX you have a 1 in 298 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Athens, TX.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Athens, TX is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Athens, TX has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Athens, TX has decreased by 17% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Athens, TX has decreased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Athens police department

ItemAthensTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3146,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.03.3
There are a total of 31 Athens police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.3% less than the Texas average and 26.7% less than the National average.

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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Southern Pines, NC12,7825012,6133,114
McFarland, CA12,7842311,4511,683
Sylacauga, AL12,7865395,6486,187
Key Biscayne, FL12,774151,1821,197
Fulton, MO12,7914323,4383,870
Athens, TX12,7823363,2893,624
Source: The Athens, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.