Reported Annual Crime In Austin

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAustin/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35,033n/a (estimate)3,6043,0022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAustin/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder25n/a2.65.05.3
Rape834n/a85.851.141.7
Robbery987n/a101.5114.098.0
Assault2,186n/a224.9268.8248.9
Violent crime4,032n/a (estimate)415439383
Burglary4,380n/a450.6473.7430.4
Theft24,542n/a2,525.01,848.51,694.4
Vehicle theft2,079n/a213.9240.4237.4
Property crime31,001n/a (estimate)3,1902,5632,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Austin, TX for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Austin, TX is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Austin, TX crime rates are 20% higher than in comparison to the Texas mean and are 31% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Austin, TX has a rate that is 5% lower than the Texas average; compared to the United States, it is 8% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Austin, TX is 24% higher than its state's mean, and 35% higher than the country's average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Austin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Austin is 31% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.88 daily crimes that occur in Austin.
  • Austin is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Austin you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Austin has decreased by 13%.

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Compare Austin, TX Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Austin (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Austin, TX is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Texas and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Austin, TX are 1.20 times more than the Texas average and 1.31 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Austin, TX are 1.06 times less than than Texas and 1.08 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Austin, TX are 1.24 times more than than Texas and 1.35 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Austin (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Austin, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Austin, TX ranks safer than 25% of every city located within Texas along with 22% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Austin, TX. As a result, Austin, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 242
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Austin is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Austin is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Austin, TX? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Austin, TX you have a 1 in 242 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 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Austin, TX.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Austin, TX is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Austin, TX has increased by 11%, while the property crime rate in Austin, TX has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Austin, TX has decreased by 13% 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
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 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
Hudson Bend, TX2,48369402471
The Hills, TX2,56269402471
Barton Creek, TX3,03784488572
Rollingwood, TX1,6420756756
Lost Creek, TX4,498114666780
Shady Hollow, TX4,895114666780
Manchaca, TX1,119118690808
Austin, TX907,7794153,1903,604

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jacksonville, FL856,6166313,5274,158
San Francisco, CA850,2827156,1686,883
Indianapolis, IN846,6741,3344,4125,746
Columbus, OH837,0385133,9454,458
Fort Worth, TX815,9305603,2153,776
Austin, TX907,7794153,1903,604
Source: The Austin, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.
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