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Total crime 20%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 13%
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 peopleRichardson/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,457n/a (estimate)1,9832,8102,489
Murder4n/a3.24.95.0
Rape28n/a22.651.142.6
Robbery63n/a50.9100.081.6
Assault83n/a67.0263.0250.2
Violent crime178n/a (estimate)144419379
Burglary292n/a235.7392.8340.5
Theft1,742n/a1,406.11,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft245n/a197.8267.2219.9
Property crime2,279n/a (estimate)1,8392,3912,110

Key findings

  • Richardson crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Richardson are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Richardson you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Richardson is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Richardson has decreased by 11%

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

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      Daily Crime In Richardson (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Richardson, TX per 100,000 people. In Richardson, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.42 times less than the Texas average and 1.26 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Richardson is 2.92 times less than the Texas average and 2.64 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Richardson has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times less than the Texas average and 1.15 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Richardson (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Richardson to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Richardson safe? The gauges above illustrate that Richardson is safer than 57% of every city located within Texas along with 53% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Texas and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Richardson, TX is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Richardson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Richardson is 1 in 697
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Richardson is 1 in 55
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Richardson is 1 in 51
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Richardson, Texas? If you reside in Richardson, then there is a 1 in 697 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 55. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 51 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Richardson.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Richardson is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Richardson has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 27% in Richardson, while property crimes in Richardson have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

      Richardson police department

      ItemRichardsonTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23946,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.03.3
      There are a total of 239 Richardson police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23% less than the Texas average and 28.8% 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
      St. Paul, TX1,23568388456
      Murphy, TX20,01543501544
      Fairview, TX8,235128449578
      Parker, TX4,2410606606
      Sachse, TX23,32948687735
      University Park, TX24,34624743767
      Wylie, TX45,65570720790
      Richardson, TX108,3501441,8391,983

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      The Woodlands, TX108,3731931,1001,293
      Pueblo, CO108,3855304,2724,802
      Richmond, CA108,3039323,7734,705
      Murrieta, CA108,583661,2991,365
      Antioch, CA108,6755752,8403,415
      Richardson, TX108,3501441,8391,983
      Source: The Richardson, 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.