Reported Annual Crime In Denton

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDenton/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,507n/a (estimate)2,5633,0022,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDenton/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.75.05.3
Rape120n/a87.751.141.7
Robbery94n/a68.7114.098.0
Assault201n/a146.9268.8248.9
Violent crime416n/a (estimate)304439394
Burglary426n/a311.3473.7430.4
Theft2,367n/a1,729.81,848.51,694.4
Vehicle theft298n/a217.8240.4237.4
Property crime3,091n/a (estimate)2,2592,5632,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Denton, TX. These figures on reported criminal activity in Denton, TX, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Denton, TX is 15% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Texas, and when compared with the national average, is 7% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Denton, TX has 31% lower than violent crime rate than Texas average, while remaining 23% lower than the national average. In property crime, Denton, TX is 12% lower than the average of Texas and is 4% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Denton is 7% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.02 daily crimes that occur in Denton.
  • Denton is safer than 38% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Denton you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Denton has decreased by 2%.

Compare Denton, TX Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Denton (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Denton, TX per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Texas as well as national figures. In Denton, TX the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times less than the Texas average and 1.08 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Denton, TX are 1.44 times less than the Texas average and 1.30 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Denton, TX has a daily crime rate that is 1.13 times less than the Texas average and 1.05 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Denton (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Texas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Denton, TX? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Denton, TX has been ranked safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, Denton, TX is safer than 38% 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 Denton, TX. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Denton, TX is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Denton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Denton is 1 in 329
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Denton is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in Denton is 1 in 40
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Denton, TX? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Denton, TX, you have a 1 in 329 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 45. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Denton, TX is 1 in 40.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Denton, TX is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Denton, TX has increased by 35%, the amount of property crime in Denton, TX has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Denton, TX has decreased by 2% year to year.

Denton police department

ItemDentonTexasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20346,020558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.03.3
There are a total of 203 Denton police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.2% less than the Texas average and 47.5% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Texas

StateTotal offendersTexas /100KNational /100K
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 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
Copper Canyon, TX1,34862360421
Cross Roads, TX1,09162360421
Shady Shores, TX2,80569402471
Aubrey, TX3,002113368481
Krugerville, TX1,62287511598
Little Elm, TX35,55378579657
Trophy Club, TX10,98715677692
Denton, TX128,4213042,2592,563

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roseville, CA128,2761762,4602,636
Gainesville, FL128,6107173,5994,316
Thousand Oaks, CA128,6231331,3051,438
Visalia, CA128,7383463,3273,673
Midland, TX128,0512711,9272,198
Denton, TX128,4213042,2592,563
Source: The Denton, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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