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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 101%
Property crime 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDallas/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime54,688n/a (estimate)4,0142,7782,580
Murder155n/a11.44.65.0
Rape828n/a60.851.242.6
Robbery3,987n/a292.698.486.2
Assault5,452n/a400.2256.6246.8
Violent crime10,422n/a (estimate)765411381
Burglary9,065n/a665.3410.8376.0
Theft25,541n/a1,874.61,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft9,660n/a709.0243.2228.9
Property crime44,266n/a (estimate)3,2492,3672,200

Key findings

  • Dallas crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dallas are 101% higher than the national average
  • In Dallas you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dallas is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dallas has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Dallas (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dallas, per 100,000 residents. In Dallas, the total number of daily crimes is 1.44 times more than the Texas average and 1.56 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dallas are 1.86 times more than the Texas average and 2.01 times more than the national average. For property crime, Dallas has a daily crime rate that is 1.37 times more than the Texas average and 1.48 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dallas (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Texas and all other cities across the US, is Dallas safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Dallas is safer than 4% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Dallas is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Texas 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 131
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dallas is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dallas is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Dallas, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 131. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Dallas is 1 in 25.

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

      A good indicator of whether Dallas is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Dallas has not changed, while the property crime rate in Dallas has decreased by 4% year over year. The number of total crimes in Dallas has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Dallas police department

      ItemDallasTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4,19646,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.03.3

      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
      Sachse, TX23,32956775831
      Sunnyvale, TX5,871134770903
      University Park, TX24,346201,1841,203
      Coppell, TX40,631711,2541,325
      Rowlett, TX59,2031791,4281,607
      Carrollton, TX129,2661381,7101,849
      Richardson, TX108,3501132,1112,224
      Dallas, TX1,278,4337653,2494,014

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123731,9092,282
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3586273,9944,621
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634242,4592,883
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247333,4924,225
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Dallas, TX1,278,4337653,2494,014
      Source: The Dallas, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.