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Violent 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 peopleDallas/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime128n/a (estimate)2,1032,4692,324
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)214405370
Vehicle theft14n/a230.0199.3282.7
Property crime115n/a (estimate)1,8902,0641,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Dallas, NC

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Dallas crime rate is 9.5% 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 Dallas, there were 13 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 214 per 100,000 individuals, 42.2% lower than the national average. Additionally, Dallas recorded 115 property crimes, amounting to 1890 per 100,000 residents, 3.3% lower than the U.S. average.

When evaluating the Dallas crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Dallas crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

During the most recently reported crime year, Dallas experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Dallas maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Dallas, 1890 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Dallas?

AreaVibes surveyed 6 local residents in Dallas to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 100% of people answered that there was very little crime in Dallas and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 0% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Dallas a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Dallas, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Dallas presents a total crime rate that is 10% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Dallas experiences an average of 0.35 daily crimes, comprising 0.04 violent incidents and 0.32 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 Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas has decreased by 9.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 31.6% and property crime has decreased by 6.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Dallas

Dallas has a poverty rate that stands at 14.3, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Dallas crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Dallas has a population density of 1614.8 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 Dallas crime rates.

In Dallas, the median home price stands at $144,900, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Dallas crime map

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

      • Dallas crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Dallas are 42% lower than the national average
      • In Dallas you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Dallas is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Dallas has decreased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Dallas (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Dallas for every 100,000 residents. The Dallas total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.11 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Dallas, is 1.90 times less than the North Carolina average, and it is 1.73 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Dallas has a daily crime average that is 1.09 times less than the North Carolina average and 1.03 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Dallas (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in North Carolina and all other cities across the US, is Dallas safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Dallas is safer than 63% of other cities in the state of North Carolina. In addition, Dallas is safer than 44% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all North Carolina and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Dallas. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Dallas is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dallas

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dallas is 1 in 469
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dallas is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Dallas is 1 in 48
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Dallas? If you reside in Dallas, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 469. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 53 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Dallas, is 1 in 48.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Dallas is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Dallas has decreased by 45% and the rate of property crime in Dallas has decreased by 25%. The total crime rate in Dallas has decreased by 28% year to year.

        Dallas police department

        Item Dallas North Carolina National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1714,511558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.74.83.3
        There are a total of 17 Dallas police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.8% less than the North Carolina average and 14.8% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in North Carolina

        State Total offenders North Carolina /100K National /100K
        North Carolina26,293320266
        There are a total of 26,293 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 320 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 20% 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
        Westport, NC4,15377393470
        Lowesville, NC3,180132674806
        Ranlo, NC3,643238757995
        Lake Wylie, SC14,0911878791,066
        Cramerton, NC4,4172091,0651,274
        Clover, SC6,3701121,2301,342
        Stanley, NC3,7342201,1231,343
        Dallas, NC4,7442141,8902,103

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        West Elmira, NY4,7454001,6062,007
        DeWitt, MI4,743125353478
        Highlands, NJ4,746172258430
        Telford, PA4,747152804956
        Guerneville, CA4,7473211,5031,824
        Dallas, NC4,7442141,8902,103
        Source: The Dallas, NC 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.