Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Southwest crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Southwest crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Arlington crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Southwest crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Arlington.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleArlington/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,1582,296 (estimate)3,1052,7322,324
Violent crime2,272345 (estimate)580432370
Vehicle theft1,237n/a315.9331.2282.7
Property crime9,8861,951 (estimate)2,5252,3001,954

Southwest crime map

The Southwest crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Southwest as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Southwest crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Southwest crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Southwest are 7% lower than the national average
      • In Southwest you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Southwest is safer than 69% of the cities in Texas
      • Year over year crime in Arlington has decreased by 1%

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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 290
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 44

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

        Arlington police department

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

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,19268361429
        Blue Mound, TX2,317129301430
        Venus, TX4,027102344446
        Everman, TX6,2321508841,035
        Westworth Village, TX2,7131729161,088
        Midlothian, TX31,5331069901,096
        Edgecliff Village, TX3,0071819651,146
        Arlington, TX397,2695802,5253,105

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Tampa, FL395,9124971,6742,170
        Tulsa, OK402,4419294,2725,201
        New Orleans, LA391,2491,4444,6416,085
        Wichita, KS390,5669313,5244,454
        Cleveland, OH383,3311,6144,3175,931
        Arlington, TX397,2695802,5253,105
        Source: The Southwest, Arlington, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.