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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 31%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAbilene/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,119n/a (estimate)3,3632,7782,580
Murder8n/a6.54.65.0
Rape97n/a79.251.242.6
Robbery104n/a84.998.486.2
Assault382n/a311.9256.6246.8
Violent crime591n/a (estimate)483411381
Burglary734n/a599.3410.8376.0
Theft2,561n/a2,090.91,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft233n/a190.2243.2228.9
Property crime3,528n/a (estimate)2,8802,3672,200

Key findings

  • Abilene crime rates are 30% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Abilene are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Abilene you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Abilene is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Abilene has increased by 18%

Abilene crime map

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The Abilene crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Abilene as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Abilene crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Abilene (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Abilene, TX per 100,000 people. In Abilene, the total number of daily crimes is 1.21 times more than the Texas average and 1.30 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Abilene is 1.17 times more than the Texas average and 1.27 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Abilene has a daily crime rate that is 1.22 times more than the Texas average and 1.31 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Abilene (higher is better)

      How safe is Abilene, Texas compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Abilene is safer than 14% of the cities in Texas and 18% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Abilene. Overall, Abilene is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Abilene

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Abilene is 1 in 208
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Abilene is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Abilene is 1 in 30
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Abilene, Texas you have a 1 in 208 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 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Abilene.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Abilene, Texas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Abilene has decreased by 7%, the amount of property crime in Abilene has increased by 24%, and the total amount of crime in Abilene has increased by 18% year over year.

      Abilene police department

      ItemAbileneTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)24246,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

      Sex offenders in Texas

      StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
      Texas95,281443266
      There are a total of 95,281 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 443 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
      Potosi, TX3,0741619281,089
      Clyde, TX3,752262,0052,031
      Tye, TX1,0632312,3082,538
      Buffalo Gap, TX4685423,1203,662
      Hawley, TX7216003,4564,056
      Abilene, TX122,6124832,8803,363

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Santa Clara, CA122,7251622,9073,069
      Murfreesboro, TN122,0074363,1393,575
      Victorville, CA121,3206562,2042,860
      East Los Angeles, CA124,1917063,7614,467
      Hartford, CT124,3201,0663,6024,669
      Abilene, TX122,6124832,8803,363
      Source: The Abilene, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.