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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 18%
Property crime 29%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHouston/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,947 (estimate)3,7782,489
Murdern/an/an/a9.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a148.742.6
Robberyn/an/an/a112.981.6
Assaultn/an/an/a596.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)447 (estimate)867379
Burglaryn/an/an/a487.1340.5
Theftn/an/an/a2,066.01,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a357.7219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,500 (estimate)2,9112,110

Key findings

  • Houston crime rates are 22% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Houston are 18% higher than the national average
  • In Houston you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Houston is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Houston has decreased by 10%

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The Houston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Houston 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 Houston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Houston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houston is 1 in 224
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houston is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Houston is 1 in 52

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

      Houston police department

      ItemHoustonAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.43.3

      Sex offenders in Alaska

      StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
      Alaska3,433490266
      There are a total of 3,433 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 490 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 84% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Willow, AK2,0814511,5151,966
      Big Lake, AK3,5524841,6262,110
      Tanaina, AK9,7368552,8723,728
      Meadow Lakes, AK7,6948973,0133,911
      Knik-Fairview, AK17,0389633,2354,198
      Wasilla, AK8,9724405,3145,754
      Houston, AK2,0284471,5001,947

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newtown, PA2,02848220268
      Cascade Valley, WA2,0281361,2441,380
      Cameron, WI2,029152763914
      Lake Mills, IA2,027125813938
      Lunenburg, MA2,0271951,0871,282
      Houston, AK2,0284471,5001,947
      Source: The Houston, AK 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.