Annual Crime In Waco (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaco/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,729n/a (estimate)4,1492,7782,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaco/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.24.65.0
Rape129n/a93.451.242.6
Robbery122n/a88.398.486.2
Assault624n/a451.9256.6246.8
Violent crime878n/a (estimate)636411381
Burglary1,194n/a864.6410.8376.0
Theft3,329n/a2,410.71,713.11,594.6
Vehicle theft328n/a237.5243.2228.9
Property crime4,851n/a (estimate)3,5132,3672,200

Key findings

  • Waco crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Waco are 67% higher than the national average
  • In Waco you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Waco is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Waco has not changed

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Compare Waco, TX Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Waco (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Waco, TX per 100,000 people. In Waco, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.49 times more than the Texas average and 1.61 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Waco is 1.55 times more than the Texas average and 1.67 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Waco has a daily crime rate that is 1.48 times more than the Texas average and 1.60 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Waco (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Waco compared to every other city in Texas, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Waco ranks safer than 6% of every city located within Texas along with 9% 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, Waco, TX is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waco

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waco is 1 in 158
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waco is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Waco is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Waco, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 158. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 Waco is 1 in 25.

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

      Determining whether Waco is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Waco violent crime rates have increased by 23%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Waco has not changed in the same time frame.

      Waco police department

      ItemWacoTexasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)32546,020558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.03.3
      There are a total of 325 Waco police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.9% less than the Texas average and 22.3% 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
      Riesel, TX9180390390
      China Spring, TX1,1151891,0891,278
      Woodway, TX8,708561,2281,284
      Hewitt, TX14,1281241,4011,525
      Robinson, TX11,3442121,3251,537
      Lorena, TX1,7684521,9202,372
      Hallsburg, TX5503872,2292,617
      Waco, TX130,6596363,5134,149

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thornton, CO130,5112713,3263,597
      New Haven, CT130,4058423,8964,738
      Charleston, SC129,8883032,0772,380
      Sterling Heights, MI131,6741801,0031,183
      Enterprise, NV129,6204982,2452,743
      Waco, TX130,6596363,5134,149
      Source: The Waco, 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.