Reported Annual Crime In El Paso

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Paso/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,648n/a (estimate)2,2813,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEl Paso/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a2.54.84.9
Rape322n/a46.944.638.6
Robbery410n/a59.8116.3101.9
Assault1,766n/a257.4246.6237.8
Violent crime2,515n/a (estimate)367412373
Burglary1,419n/a206.8557.2491.4
Theft10,916n/a1,591.12,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft798n/a116.3245.7220.2
Property crime13,133n/a (estimate)1,9142,8312,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in El Paso, TX is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 30% lower than the average of crimes committed in Texas. It is also 20% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, El Paso, TX shows a crime rate that is 11% lower than the Texas average. The crime rate is also 2% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, El Paso, TX is shown to be 32% lower than the Texas average and 23% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in El Paso is 20% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.25 daily crimes that occur in El Paso.
  • El Paso is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In El Paso you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in El Paso has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In El Paso (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in El Paso, TX for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Texas as well as those across America as a whole. The El Paso, TX total amount of daily offenses is 1.42 times less than the Texas average and 1.25 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in El Paso, TX is 1.12 times less than the Texas average, and it is 1.02 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that El Paso, TX has a daily crime figure that is 1.48 times less than the Texas average and 1.30 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is El Paso (higher is better)

How safe is El Paso, TX compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that El Paso, TX is safer than 40% of the cities in Texas and 35% 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 El Paso, TX. Overall, El Paso, TX is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Paso

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Paso is 1 in 273
The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Paso is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in El Paso is 1 in 44
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in El Paso, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In El Paso, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 273. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 53 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 El Paso, TX is 1 in 44.

Year Over Year Crime In El Paso (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether El Paso, 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 El Paso, TX has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in El Paso, TX has decreased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in El Paso, TX has decreased by 10% year over year.

El Paso police department

ItemEl PasoTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,25446,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.03.3
There are a total of 1,254 El Paso police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.3% less than the Texas average and 43.2% 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
Socorro, TX32,6231151,0601,175
Sunland Park, NM14,794891,1271,217
Vinton, TX1,5292161,4861,702
La Union, NM1,2593531,9872,339
Westway, TX3,9383142,1572,471
El Paso, TX669,7713671,9142,281

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Memphis, TN656,7151,7405,6317,371
Detroit, MI695,4371,7604,0945,853
Boston, MA639,5947072,3163,023
Seattle, WA637,8505995,5226,121
Denver, CO633,7776743,5304,204
El Paso, TX669,7713671,9142,281
Source: The El Paso, 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.