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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 3%
Property crime 5%
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 peopleAthens/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime330n/a (estimate)2,5772,8102,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape10n/a78.151.142.6
Robbery8n/a62.5100.081.6
Assault29n/a226.4263.0250.2
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)367419379
Burglary75n/a585.6392.8340.5
Theft170n/a1,327.41,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft38n/a296.7267.2219.9
Property crime283n/a (estimate)2,2102,3912,110

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 3% lower than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has decreased by 4%

Athens crime map

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

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Compare Athens, TX Crime

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Athens, TX per 100,000 people. In Athens, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.09 times less than the Texas average and 1.04 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Athens is 1.14 times less than the Texas average and 1.03 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Athens has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times less than the Texas average and 1.05 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

      How safe is Athens, Texas compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Athens is safer than 31% of the cities in Texas and 29% 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 Athens. Overall, Athens is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 273
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 39
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Athens? In Athens, TX you have a 1 in 273 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Athens.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Athens, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Athens has decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Athens has decreased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Athens has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3146,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.03.3
      There are a total of 31 Athens police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.3% less than the Texas average and 26.4% 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
      Brownsboro, TX9997878156
      Callender Lake, TX1,2001861,0591,245
      Malakoff, TX2,9122591,4771,736
      Log Cabin, TX5632661,5961,862
      Star Harbor, TX4932911,6591,950
      Edom, TX3104822,7493,231
      Payne Springs, TX6945112,9173,429
      Athens, TX12,7963672,2102,577

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port Neches, TX12,7942891,5461,835
      New Kensington, PA12,7935302,6483,178
      Fruita, CO12,7901631,5401,703
      Minden, LA12,7908763,3134,189
      Sugarland Run, VA12,8051571,2401,396
      Athens, TX12,7963672,2102,577
      Source: The Athens, 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.