B+
38%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
33%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
39%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBurleson/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime797n/a (estimate)1,4402,7322,324
Murder1n/a1.86.76.3
Rape39n/a70.550.040.0
Robbery7n/a12.670.566.1
Assault91n/a164.4304.7268.2
Violent crime138n/a (estimate)249432370
Burglary53n/a95.7334.3269.8
Theft553n/a999.01,634.41,401.9
Vehicle theft53n/a95.7331.2282.7
Property crime659n/a (estimate)1,1902,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Burleson, TX

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Burleson is 38.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Burleson, there were 138 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 249 per 100,000 individuals, 32.6% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 659 property crimes, amounting to 1190 per 100,000 residents, 39.1% lower than the U.S. average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Burleson?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Burleson. Based on the results of the surveys (27 responses), 59% of people felt that there was very little crime in Burleson and felt safe walking alone at night. While 41% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Burleson a Safe Place to Live?

Is Burleson a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Burleson has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 38%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 2.18 daily incidents, encompassing 0.38 violent crimes and 1.81 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Burleson as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Burleson Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Burleson crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Burleson has decreased by 15.1% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 9.5% and property crime has decreased by 18.9%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Burleson

Burleson has a population density of 1666.4 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Burleson crime rates.

In Burleson, the cost of living is 3.49% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Burleson, there are 1.99 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

Burleson crime map



The Burleson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Burleson 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 Burleson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Burleson 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

  • Burleson crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Burleson are 33% lower than the national average
  • In Burleson you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Burleson is safer than 48% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Burleson has decreased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Burleson (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Burleson, TX per 100,000 people. In Burleson, the total number of daily crimes is 1.90 times less than the Texas average and 1.61 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Burleson is 1.73 times less than the Texas average and 1.48 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Burleson has a daily crime rate that is 1.93 times less than the Texas average and 1.64 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Burleson (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Burleson in comparison to other Texas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Burleson safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Burleson being safer than 51% of cities in Texas and 48% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Texas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Burleson. In conclusion, Burleson ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Burleson

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Burleson is 1 in 402
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Burleson is 1 in 84
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Burleson is 1 in 70
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Burleson, Texas? If you reside in Burleson, then there is a 1 in 402 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 84. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 70 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Burleson.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Burleson, Texas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Burleson has increased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Burleson has decreased by 25%, and the total amount of crime in Burleson has decreased by 22% year over year.

        Burleson police department

        Item Burleson Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7546,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.03.3
        There are a total of 75 Burleson police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34% less than the Texas average and 38.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,19268361429
        Venus, TX4,027102344446
        Everman, TX6,2321508841,035
        Edgecliff Village, TX3,0071819651,146
        Joshua, TX7,8182798721,151
        Cleburne, TX30,8121831,0541,237
        Keene, TX6,4562839601,243
        Burleson, TX47,1512491,1901,440

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        Burleson, TX47,1512491,1901,440
        Source: The Burleson, 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.