Reported Annual Crime In Austin

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAustin/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,896n/a (estimate)4,1433,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAustin/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder23n/a2.54.84.9
Rape487n/a51.944.638.6
Robbery929n/a99.0116.3101.9
Assault2,058n/a219.2246.6237.8
Violent crime3,497n/a (estimate)373412373
Burglary5,000n/a532.6557.2491.4
Theft28,068n/a2,990.02,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft2,331n/a248.3245.7220.2
Property crime35,399n/a (estimate)3,7712,8312,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Austin, TX for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Austin, 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 Austin, TX crime rates are 28% higher than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 45% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Austin, TX has a rate that is 10% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is equal to. Looking at crimes involving property, Austin, TX is 33% higher than its state's mean, and 52% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Austin is 45% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.35 daily crimes that occur in Austin.
  • Austin is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Austin you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Austin has decreased by 9%.

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Daily Crime In Austin (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Austin, TX is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Texas and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Austin, TX are 1.28 times more than the Texas average and 1.45 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Austin, TX are 1.11 times less than than Texas and 1.00 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Austin, TX are 1.33 times more than than Texas and 1.52 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Austin (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Austin, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Austin, TX ranks safer than 25% of every city located within Texas along with 24% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Austin, TX. As a result, Austin, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Austin

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Austin is 1 in 269
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Austin is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Austin is 1 in 25
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Austin, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Austin, TX you have a 1 in 269 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Austin, TX.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Austin, 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 Austin, TX has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Austin, TX has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Austin, TX has decreased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Austin police department

ItemAustinTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,25246,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.03.3
There are a total of 2,252 Austin police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.1% less than the Texas average and 17.2% 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
The Hills, TX2,53365444509
Hudson Bend, TX2,87865444509
Barton Creek, TX3,48378539618
Manchaca, TX1,44886590676
Shady Hollow, TX4,940107735842
Austin, TX864,2183733,7714,143

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jacksonville, FL837,5336483,6734,321
Indianapolis, IN835,0971,2884,7916,079
San Francisco, CA829,0727776,1386,915
Columbus, OH811,9435463,9344,481
Fort Worth, TX778,5735253,5864,111
Austin, TX864,2183733,7714,143
Source: The Austin, 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.