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Total crime 85%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 85%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAmarillo/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,282n/a (estimate)4,6172,8102,489
Murder15n/a7.54.95.0
Rape161n/a80.151.142.6
Robbery246n/a122.4100.081.6
Assault1,025n/a509.9263.0250.2
Violent crime1,447n/a (estimate)720419379
Burglary1,439n/a715.8392.8340.5
Theft5,425n/a2,698.51,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft971n/a483.0267.2219.9
Property crime7,835n/a (estimate)3,8972,3912,110

Key findings

  • Amarillo crime rates are 85% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Amarillo are 90% higher than the national average
  • In Amarillo you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Amarillo is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Amarillo has decreased by 8%

Amarillo crime map

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The Amarillo crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Amarillo 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 Amarillo crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Amarillo (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Amarillo, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Amarillo are 1.64 times more than the Texas average and 1.85 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Amarillo are 1.72 times more than than Texas and 1.90 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Amarillo are 1.63 times more than than Texas and 1.85 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Amarillo (higher is better)

      How safe is Amarillo, Texas compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Amarillo is safer than 4% of the cities in Texas and 6% 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 Amarillo. Overall, Amarillo is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Amarillo

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Amarillo is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Amarillo is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Amarillo is 1 in 22
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Amarillo, Texas? If you reside in Amarillo, then there is a 1 in 139 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Amarillo.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Amarillo, 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 Amarillo has decreased by 11%, the amount of property crime in Amarillo has decreased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Amarillo has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Amarillo police department

      ItemAmarilloTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)37446,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.03.3
      There are a total of 374 Amarillo police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36.7% less than the Texas average and 41.5% less than the National average.

      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
      Canyon, TX14,533869381,024
      Bishop Hills, TX2781699661,135
      Timbercreek Canyon, TX4141699661,135
      Lake Tanglewood, TX8041699661,135
      Palisades, TX2834782,7303,209
      Amarillo, TX197,5707203,8974,617

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Little Rock, AR197,6401,5176,1227,639
      Glendale, CA197,8951141,6311,745
      Augusta, GA196,7845894,1034,691
      Akron, OH198,5089013,3194,220
      Shreveport, LA198,5717804,8995,679
      Amarillo, TX197,5707203,8974,617
      Source: The Amarillo, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.