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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 76%
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 peopleAustin/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40,541n/a (estimate)4,1112,8102,489
Murder32n/a3.24.95.0
Rape534n/a54.251.142.6
Robbery971n/a98.5100.081.6
Assault2,416n/a245.0263.0250.2
Violent crime3,953n/a (estimate)401419379
Burglary4,344n/a440.5392.8340.5
Theft29,216n/a2,962.91,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft3,028n/a307.1267.2219.9
Property crime36,588n/a (estimate)3,7112,3912,110

Key findings

  • Austin crime rates are 65% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Austin are 6% higher than the national average
  • In Austin you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Austin is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Austin has increased by 7%

Austin crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Austin (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Austin, Texas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Austin are 1.46 times more than the Texas average and 1.65 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Austin are 1.04 times less than than Texas and 1.06 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Austin are 1.55 times more than than Texas and 1.76 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Austin (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Austin to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Austin safe? The gauges above illustrate that Austin is safer than 15% of every city located within Texas along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Austin, TX is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Austin

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Austin is 1 in 250
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Austin is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Austin is 1 in 25
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Austin, Texas you have a 1 in 250 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Austin.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Austin, TX is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Austin has increased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Austin has increased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Austin has increased by 7% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Austin police department

      ItemAustinTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,25246,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.03.3
      There are a total of 2,252 Austin police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.1% less than the Texas average and 16.8% 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
      The Hills, TX2,56266375441
      Hudson Bend, TX2,48366375441
      Barton Creek, TX3,03780455535
      Lost Creek, TX4,498109621730
      Shady Hollow, TX4,895109621730
      Manchaca, TX1,119113644757
      Lakeway, TX13,66255899954
      Austin, TX907,7794013,7114,111

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166473,3093,957
      San Francisco, CA850,2826705,5066,175
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      Columbus, OH837,0385033,3083,811
      Fort Worth, TX815,9304442,6883,133
      Austin, TX907,7794013,7114,111
      Source: The Austin, 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.