Reported Annual Crime In Dallas

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDallas/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54,126n/a (estimate)4,2543,4252,962
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDallas/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder116n/a945
Rape781n/a614237
Robbery3,856n/a303116102
Assault3,704n/a291244233
Violent crime8,457n/a (estimate)665406366
Burglary11,685n/a918628543
Theft26,939n/a2,1172,1371,837
Vehicle theft7,045n/a554254216
Property crime45,669n/a (estimate)3,5893,0192,596
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 24% higher than the rest of Texas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 44% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Dallas, TX is 64% higher than the average rate of crime in Texas and 82% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 19% higher than the remainder of the state of Texas and 38% 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.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Dallas is 44% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.65 daily crimes that occur in Dallas.
  • Dallas is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Dallas you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Dallas has decreased by 12%.

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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 1.24 times more than the Texas average and 1.44 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Dallas, TX are 1.64 times more than the Texas average and 1.82 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Dallas, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times more than the Texas average and 1.38 times more than the daily national average.

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 8% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Dallas, TX is safer than 9% 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 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dallas is 1 in 24
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 28 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 24.

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 not changed, while the property crime rate in Dallas, TX has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Dallas, TX has decreased by 12% year over year.

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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sunnyvale, TX5,114102847948
Sachse, TX20,21585905990
University Park, TX23,241171,2471,263
Coppell, TX39,212561,2151,271
Rowlett, TX55,9701281,3631,491
Dallas, TX1,207,2026653,5894,254

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
San Diego, CA1,308,6193811,9592,340
San Antonio, TX1,335,2875395,4185,957
San Jose, CA954,3793212,4342,755
Phoenix, AZ1,462,3685723,7244,296
Philadelphia, PA1,525,8111,0213,3884,409
Dallas, TX1,207,2026653,5894,254
Source: The Dallas, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2014. 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.