Total crime 2%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 6%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,3462,541 (estimate)3,3172,8102,489
Violent crime2,055312 (estimate)511419379
Vehicle theft1,248n/a310.2267.2219.9
Property crime11,2912,229 (estimate)2,8072,3912,110

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are 18% lower than the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 67% of the cities in Texas
  • Year over year crime in Arlington has decreased by 2%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 321
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 40

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

      Arlington police department

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

      Sex offenders in Texas

      StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
      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
      Venus, TX3,211151502652
      Joshua, TX6,31674665739
      Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,23383916999
      Westworth Village, TX2,6321679531,119
      Mansfield, TX63,141891,0501,139
      Edgecliff Village, TX2,9501761,0031,179
      Cross Timber, TX3082031,1611,364
      Arlington, TX383,8995112,8073,317

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Orleans, LA382,9221,1455,2936,437
      Wichita, KS388,0331,1415,3226,463
      Cleveland, OH389,1651,5174,4675,984
      Tulsa, OK399,9069875,3116,298
      Bakersfield, CA367,5554554,1424,597
      Arlington, TX383,8995112,8073,317
      Source: The Southwest, Arlington, 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.