Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime551n/a (estimate)4,2903,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.84.9
Rape11n/a85.644.638.6
Robbery7n/a54.5116.3101.9
Assault24n/a186.9246.6237.8
Violent crime42n/a (estimate)327412373
Burglary123n/a957.6557.2491.4
Theft363n/a2,826.22,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft23n/a179.1245.7220.2
Property crime509n/a (estimate)3,9632,8312,487
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 32% higher than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 50% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Athens, TX has a rate that is 21% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is 12% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Athens, TX is 40% higher than its state's mean, and 59% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 50% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.75 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has decreased by 6%.

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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 1.32 times more than the Texas average and 1.50 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Athens, TX is 1.26 times less than the Texas average and 1.14 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Athens, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Texas average and 1.59 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 27% of the cities in Texas and 25% 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 306
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 24
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 306 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 26 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 24 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 decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Athens, TX has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Athens, TX has decreased by 6% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brownsboro, TX1,1721851,2691,453
Callender Lake, TX1,2861891,3011,491
Malakoff, TX2,8172171,3431,560
Eustace, TX1,2592031,3921,595
Star Harbor, TX5552321,5931,824
Athens, TX12,7823273,9634,290

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Southern Pines, NC12,7825573,3673,925
McFarland, CA12,7844401,9862,426
Sylacauga, AL12,7864345,3825,816
Key Biscayne, FL12,774381,7231,761
Fulton, MO12,7914043,4613,864
Athens, TX12,7823273,9634,290
Source: The Athens, 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.