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Total crime 31%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,413n/a (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 crime2,142n/a (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 crime10,271n/a (estimate)2,5512,2451,958

Key findings

  • Arlington crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arlington are 37% higher than the national average
  • In Arlington you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arlington is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arlington has decreased by 7%

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      Daily Crime In Arlington (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Arlington, TX per 100,000 people. In Arlington, the total number of daily crimes is 1.15 times more than the Texas average and 1.31 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Arlington is 1.19 times more than the Texas average and 1.37 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Arlington has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the Texas average and 1.30 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Arlington (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Arlington, Texas compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Arlington safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Arlington is safer than 13% of Texas cities, and 16% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Arlington. At this time, Arlington sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arlington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arlington is 1 in 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arlington is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Arlington is 1 in 33
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Arlington? If you reside in Arlington, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 189. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 40 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Arlington, is 1 in 33.

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

      A good indicator of whether Arlington is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Arlington has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Arlington has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Arlington has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Arlington police department

      ItemArlingtonTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)82046,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
      There are a total of 820 Arlington police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.1% less than the Texas average and 33.5% 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
      Ovilla, TX3,63924283306
      Colleyville, TX24,98229558587
      Keller, TX44,25081692773
      Blue Mound, TX3,26341898939
      Edgecliff Village, TX2,9501879421,129
      Mansfield, TX63,141911,1611,252
      Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,2331261,1751,301
      Arlington, TX383,8995322,5513,082

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent 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 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.