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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 peopleCedar Hill/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime994n/a (estimate)2,0502,7322,324
Violent crime81n/a (estimate)167432370
Vehicle theft117n/a241.3331.2282.7
Property crime913n/a (estimate)1,8832,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Cedar Hill, TX

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Cedar Hill crime rate is 11.8% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Cedar Hill, there were 81 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 167 per 100,000 individuals, 54.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, Cedar Hill recorded 913 property crimes, amounting to 1883 per 100,000 residents, 3.7% lower than the U.S. average.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Cedar Hill per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Cedar Hill crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Cedar Hill is very similar to the national average. Cedar Hill had a property crime rate of 1883, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Cedar Hill?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Cedar Hill. Based on the results of the surveys (28 responses), 61% of people felt that there was very little crime in Cedar Hill and felt safe walking alone at night. While 39% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Cedar Hill a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Cedar Hill, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Cedar Hill presents a total crime rate that is 12% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Cedar Hill experiences an average of 2.72 daily crimes, comprising 0.22 violent incidents and 2.5 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Cedar Hill Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Cedar Hill. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Cedar Hill has increased by 13.5%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 2.4%, while property crime has increased by 15.1%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Cedar Hill.

Potential Causes for Crime in Cedar Hill

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Cedar Hill crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Cedar Hill has an unemployment rate of 4.7%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

In Cedar Hill, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.74 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Cedar Hill, the average rental rates are $1,475 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Cedar Hill crime map

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

      • Cedar Hill crime rates are 12% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Cedar Hill are 55% lower than the national average
      • In Cedar Hill you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Cedar Hill is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Cedar Hill has increased by 12%

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        Daily Crime In Cedar Hill (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Cedar Hill for every 100,000 residents. The Cedar Hill total amount of daily crime is 1.33 times less than the Texas average and 1.13 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Cedar Hill, is 2.59 times less than the Texas average, and it is 2.21 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Cedar Hill has a daily crime average that is 1.22 times less than the Texas average and 1.04 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Cedar Hill (higher is better)

        Is Cedar Hill safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Texas as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Cedar Hill to other cities in the state and across the country, Cedar Hill is 53% safer than other cities of Texas and 50% safer than other cities in the nation. Cedar Hill has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cedar Hill

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cedar Hill is 1 in 599
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cedar Hill is 1 in 54
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Cedar Hill is 1 in 49
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cedar Hill, Texas? If you reside in Cedar Hill, then there is a 1 in 599 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 54. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 49 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cedar Hill.

        Year Over Year Crime In Cedar Hill (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Cedar Hill is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Cedar Hill has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 4% in Cedar Hill, while property crimes in Cedar Hill have increased by 13%. Total crime has increased by 12% year over year.

        Cedar Hill police department

        Item Cedar Hill Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)8146,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.03.3
        There are a total of 81 Cedar Hill police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.2% less than the Texas average and 46.6% less than the National average.

        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
        Venus, TX4,027102344446
        Ovilla, TX4,01069412481
        Oak Leaf, TX1,79384449533
        Midlothian, TX31,5331069901,096
        Glenn Heights, TX13,2282771,1141,391
        Kennedale, TX8,3932021,2121,414
        Cedar Hill, TX48,3371671,8832,050

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        Bozeman, MT48,3302961,7792,075
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        Palm Springs, CA48,3906994,9565,655
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        Cedar Hill, TX48,3371671,8832,050
        Source: The Cedar Hill, 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.