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Total crime 179%
Violent crime 255%
Property crime 164%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,4136,552 (estimate)3,0822,6922,346
Murder23n/a5.76.66.5
Rape244n/a60.646.038.4
Robbery361n/a89.691.473.9
Assault1,514n/a376.0302.5279.7
Violent crime2,1421,378 (estimate)532447388
Burglary1,211n/a300.7370.7314.2
Theft7,796n/a1,935.91,587.31,398.0
Vehicle theft1,264n/a313.9287.0246.0
Property crime10,2715,174 (estimate)2,5512,2451,958

Key findings

  • Central crime rates are 179% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central are 255% higher than the national average
  • In Central you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central is safer than 17% of the cities in Texas
  • Year over year crime in Arlington has decreased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Central (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central is 1 in 16

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

      Arlington police department

      ItemCentralArlingtonTexas
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a82046,020
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.23.0

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ovilla, TX3,63924283306
      Colleyville, TX24,98229558587
      Southlake, TX29,10142713756
      Keller, TX44,25081692773
      Blue Mound, TX3,26341898939
      Edgecliff Village, TX2,9501879421,129
      Mansfield, TX63,141911,1611,252
      Arlington, TX383,8995322,5513,082

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,3244,5405,864
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1415,3226,463
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,6574,0715,727
      Tulsa, OK399,9061,1335,1126,244
      Bakersfield, CA367,5555174,0234,540
      Arlington, TX383,8995322,5513,082
      Source: The Central, Arlington, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.