Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIrving/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,286n/a (estimate)2,8672,7322,324
Violent crime853n/a (estimate)336432370
Vehicle theft987n/a388.4331.2282.7
Property crime6,433n/a (estimate)2,5312,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Irving, TX

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Irving is 23.4% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 853 violent crimes reported in Irving, equivalent to 336 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 9.2%. Additionally, Irving recorded 6433 property crimes, amounting to 2531 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 29.5%.

The violent crime rate in Irving closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 336 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Irving as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Irving?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Irving residents. Out of the respondents (44 in total), 59% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Irving were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 41% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Irving a Safe Place to Live?

Is Irving a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Irving has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 23%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 19.96 daily incidents, encompassing 2.34 violent crimes and 17.62 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Irving as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Irving Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Irving. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Irving has increased by 8.7%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 5.7%, while property crime has increased by 9.1%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Irving.

Potential Causes for Crime in Irving

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Irving crime rates. Irving registers a population density of 3590.3 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Irving, 76.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Irving has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.13 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

Irving crime map

The Irving crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Irving as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Irving crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Irving crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Irving crime rates are 23% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Irving are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Irving you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Irving is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Irving has increased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Irving (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Irving, TX per 100,000 people. In Irving, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.05 times more than the Texas average and 1.23 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Irving is 1.29 times less than the Texas average and 1.10 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Irving has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the Texas average and 1.30 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Irving (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Irving, Texas compared to other areas of Texas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Irving safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Irving is safer than 24% of Texas cities, and 26% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Texas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Irving. At this time, Irving sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Irving

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Irving is 1 in 298
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Irving is 1 in 40
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Irving is 1 in 35
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Irving, Texas you have a 1 in 298 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Irving.

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

        Determining whether Irving is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Irving violent crime rates have increased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Irving has increased by 3% in the same time frame.

        Irving police department

        Item Irving Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)47846,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.03.3
        There are a total of 478 Irving police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29% less than the Texas average and 34.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Westlake, TX1,51161323383
        Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,19268361429
        Colleyville, TX26,76658436494
        Trophy Club, TX11,90443573616
        Southlake, TX31,684521,2151,267
        University Park, TX25,027401,3241,364
        Coppell, TX41,494951,3801,475
        Irving, TX240,4753362,5312,867

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Garland, TX238,6222462,5622,808
        Chesapeake, VA242,6474172,0112,428
        Norfolk, VA244,3007034,8725,575
        Arlington, VA236,4341269161,042
        Winston-Salem, NC245,7871,1763,8945,069
        Irving, TX240,4753362,5312,867
        Source: The Irving, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.