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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 7%
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 peopleEl Paso/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,800n/a (estimate)1,8642,8102,489
Murder40n/a5.84.95.0
Rape310n/a45.151.142.6
Robbery338n/a49.2100.081.6
Assault1,734n/a252.5263.0250.2
Violent crime2,422n/a (estimate)353419379
Burglary1,048n/a152.6392.8340.5
Theft8,479n/a1,234.61,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft851n/a123.9267.2219.9
Property crime10,378n/a (estimate)1,5112,3912,110

Key findings

  • El Paso crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in El Paso are 7% lower than the national average
  • In El Paso you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • El Paso is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in El Paso has decreased by 1%

El Paso crime map

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The El Paso crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in El Paso as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The El Paso crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In El Paso (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in El Paso for every 100,000 residents. The El Paso total amount of daily crime is 1.51 times less than the Texas average and 1.34 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in El Paso, is 1.19 times less than the Texas average, and it is 1.08 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that El Paso has a daily crime average that is 1.58 times less than the Texas average and 1.40 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is El Paso (higher is better)

      How safe is El Paso, Texas compared to other cities in Texas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that El Paso is safer than 38% of the cities in Texas and 36% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Texas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than El Paso. Overall, El Paso is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in El Paso

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in El Paso is 1 in 284
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in El Paso is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in El Paso is 1 in 54
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In El Paso, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 284. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 67 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 El Paso is 1 in 54.

      Year Over Year Crime In El Paso (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether El Paso 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 El Paso has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in El Paso has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in El Paso has decreased by 1% year over year.

      El Paso police department

      ItemEl PasoTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,25446,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.03.3
      There are a total of 1,254 El Paso police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.3% less than the Texas average and 42.9% less 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
      San Elizario, TX9,14499372471
      Socorro, TX32,988123858982
      Prado Verde, TX2561751,0011,177
      Sunland Park, NM15,5883591,0441,403
      Vinton, TX1,5492181,2441,462
      La Union, NM1,3784441,6602,104
      Westway, TX4,1074352,4832,919
      El Paso, TX678,0583531,5111,864

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Detroit, MI683,4431,9654,3036,268
      Seattle, WA668,8495854,4965,081
      Denver, CO663,3037493,7444,492
      Washington, DC659,0099774,2465,223
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      El Paso, TX678,0583531,5111,864
      Source: The El Paso, 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.