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Total crime 69%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 65%
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 peopleUniversity Park/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime195n/a (estimate)7672,8102,489
Murder0n/a0.04.95.0
Rape1n/a3.951.142.6
Robbery3n/a11.8100.081.6
Assault2n/a7.9263.0250.2
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)24419379
Burglary18n/a70.8392.8340.5
Theft135n/a530.81,730.61,549.5
Vehicle theft36n/a141.5267.2219.9
Property crime189n/a (estimate)7432,3912,110

Key findings

  • University Park crime rates are 69% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in University Park are 94% lower than the national average
  • In University Park you have a 1 in 131 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • University Park is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in University Park has decreased by 36%

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

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      Daily Crime In University Park (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in University Park, TX per 100,000 people. In University Park, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 3.66 times less than the Texas average and 3.25 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in University Park is 17.76 times less than the Texas average and 16.08 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, University Park has a daily crime rate that is 3.22 times less than the Texas average and 2.84 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is University Park (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Texas and all other cities across the US, is University Park safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that University Park is safer than 93% of other cities in the state of Texas. In addition, University Park is safer than 87% 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 University Park. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that University Park is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in University Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in University Park is 1 in 4239
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in University Park is 1 in 135
      The chance of being a victim of crime in University Park is 1 in 131
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in University Park, Texas? If you reside in University Park, then there is a 1 in 4239 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 135. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 131 risk that you will become a victim of crime in University Park.

      Year Over Year Crime In University Park (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether University Park is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in University Park has increased by 20% and the rate of property crime in University Park has decreased by 37%. The total crime rate in University Park has decreased by 36% year to year.

      University Park police department

      ItemUniversity ParkTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5246,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.03.3
      There are a total of 52 University Park police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.5% less than the Texas average and 32.9% 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
      St. Paul, TX1,23568388456
      Murphy, TX20,01543501544
      Parker, TX4,2410606606
      Sachse, TX23,32948687735
      Sunnyvale, TX5,871136778914
      Hebron, TX4131699661,135
      Coppell, TX40,631591,2451,304
      University Park, TX24,34624743767

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ridgeland, MS24,3382732,0072,280
      Athens, OH24,365651,6081,673
      Watauga, TX24,3221581,5521,710
      Trotwood, OH24,3725442,6973,241
      Chantilly, VA24,31292723815
      University Park, TX24,34624743767
      Source: The University Park, TX 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.