Dallas, TX Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Dallas

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDallas/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime60,604n/a (estimate)4,8293,6673,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDallas/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder143n/a1145
Rape543n/a433725
Robbery4,202n/a335120109
Assault3,442n/a274247229
Violent crime8,330n/a (estimate)664408368
Burglary14,516n/a1,157722610
Theft30,374n/a2,4202,2881,899
Vehichle theft7,384n/a588249221
Property crime52,274n/a (estimate)4,1653,2582,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Dallas, TX is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Dallas, TX. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Dallas, TX averages 31% higher than the rest of Texas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 55% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Dallas, TX is 62% higher than the average rate of crime in Texas and 80% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 27% higher than the remainder of the state of Texas and 52% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Dallas, TX area.

The overall crime rate in Dallas is 55% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 13.23 daily crimes that occur in Dallas.
Dallas is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
In Dallas you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Dallas has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Dallas (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dallas, TX per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Texas as well as national figures. In Dallas, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times more than than the Texas average and 1.56 times more than than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Dallas, TX are 1.63 times more than than the Texas average and 1.80 times more than than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Dallas, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times more than than the Texas average and 1.53 times more than than the daily national average.

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How Safe is Dallas (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Texas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Dallas, TX? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Dallas, TX has been ranked safer than 7% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Dallas, TX is safer than 8% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Texas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Dallas, TX. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Dallas, TX is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dallas

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dallas is 1 in 151
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dallas is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dallas is 1 in 21

Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Dallas, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Dallas, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 151. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Dallas, TX is 1 in 21.

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

A good indicator of whether Dallas, TX is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Dallas, TX has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Dallas, TX has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Dallas, TX has decreased by 4% year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sunnyvale, TX5,11494898992
Sachse, TX20,215641,0421,105
University Park, TX23,241331,2321,265
Coppell, TX39,212421,4341,476
Rowlett, TX55,9701411,5421,683
Dallas, TX1,207,2026644,1654,829

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Diego, CA1,308,6193932,3512,744
San Antonio, TX1,335,2876315,7156,346
San Jose, CA954,3793242,5712,895
Phoenix, AZ1,462,3686324,0004,632
Philadelphia, PA1,525,8111,0993,4424,541
Dallas, TX1,207,2026644,1654,829

Dallas police department

ItemDallasTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4,19646,020504,711
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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.