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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 28%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDayton/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime242n/a (estimate)2,8592,8102,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape1n/a11.851.142.6
Robbery3n/a35.4100.081.6
Assault10n/a118.1263.0250.2
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)165419379
Burglary47n/a555.3392.8340.5
Theft151n/a1,784.01,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft30n/a354.4267.2219.9
Property crime228n/a (estimate)2,6942,3912,110

Key findings

  • Dayton crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dayton are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Dayton you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dayton is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dayton has decreased by 10%

Dayton crime map

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Compare Dayton, TX Crime

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      Daily Crime In Dayton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dayton, per 100,000 residents. In Dayton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Texas average and 1.15 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dayton are 2.53 times less than the Texas average and 2.29 times less than the national average. For property crime, Dayton has a daily crime rate that is 1.13 times more than the Texas average and 1.28 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dayton (higher is better)

      Is Dayton 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 Dayton to other cities in the state and across the country, Dayton is 41% safer than other cities of Texas and 39% safer than other cities in the nation. Dayton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dayton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dayton is 1 in 605
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dayton is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dayton is 1 in 35
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Dayton? In Dayton, you have a 1 in 605 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 38. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Dayton, TX is 1 in 35.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Dayton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Dayton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 44% in Dayton, while property crimes in Dayton have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 10% year over year.

      Dayton police department

      ItemDaytonTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2546,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.03.3
      There are a total of 25 Dayton police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.1% greater than the Texas average and 3.7% greater than the National average.

      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
      Old River-Winfree, TX1,8611921,0931,285
      Sheldon, TX1,4172031,1571,360
      Crosby, TX2,6472111,2011,412
      Ames, TX1,3302171,2411,458
      Liberty, TX8,9362752,2812,555
      Barrett, TX4,7373902,2272,617
      Mont Belvieu, TX4,8921652,5272,693
      Dayton, TX7,4941652,6942,859

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charles City, IA7,4961099681,077
      Sandwich, IL7,491163339502
      Mantua, VA7,49768534602
      Oak Grove, KY7,4873264,2404,566
      Catoosa, OK7,4875455,9936,538
      Dayton, TX7,4941652,6942,859
      Source: The Dayton, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.