Reported Annual Crime In Houston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHouston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime122,047n/a (estimate)5,3643,2442,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHouston/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder303n/a13.34.84.9
Rape986n/a43.344.638.6
Robbery10,278n/a451.7116.3101.9
Assault10,427n/a458.3246.6237.8
Violent crime21,994n/a (estimate)967412373
Burglary19,859n/a872.8557.2491.4
Theft66,634n/a2,928.72,028.51,775.4
Vehicle theft13,560n/a596.0245.7220.2
Property crime100,053n/a (estimate)4,3982,8312,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Houston, 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 Houston, 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 Houston, TX averages 65% higher than the rest of Texas while the rate of crime on a national scale is 88% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Houston, TX is 135% higher than the average rate of crime in Texas and 159% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 55% higher than the remainder of the state of Texas and 77% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Houston, TX area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Houston is 88% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.7 daily crimes that occur in Houston.
  • Houston is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Houston you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Houston has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Houston (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Houston, TX per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Texas as well as national figures. In Houston, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.65 times more than the Texas average and 1.88 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Houston, TX are 2.35 times more than the Texas average and 2.59 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Houston, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.55 times more than the Texas average and 1.77 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Houston (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Houston, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Houston, TX ranks safer than 2% of every city located within Texas along with 3% 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 Houston, TX. As a result, Houston, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houston is 1 in 104
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houston is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Houston is 1 in 19
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Houston, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Houston, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 104. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 23 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 Houston, TX is 1 in 19.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Houston, 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 Houston, TX has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Houston, TX has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Houston, TX has decreased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Houston police department

ItemHoustonTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6,66346,020556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.03.3
There are a total of 6,663 Houston police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.8% greater than the Texas average and 6.3% 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
Brookside Village, TX1,7846363127
Southside Place, TX1,81658397455
Piney Point Village, TX3,22878539618
Spring Valley Village, TX3,93878539618
Bunker Hill Village, TX3,77778539618
Houston, TX2,167,9889674,3985,364

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chicago, IL2,712,6089042,9463,850
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201,0293,1474,176
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7585943,4914,085
San Antonio, TX1,385,4385875,0305,617
San Diego, CA1,341,5103992,0822,481
Houston, TX2,167,9889674,3985,364
Source: The Houston, 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.