Reported Annual Crime In Waco

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaco/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,579n/a (estimate)4,1023,0022,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaco/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.75.05.3
Rape117n/a86.051.141.7
Robbery108n/a79.4114.098.0
Assault460n/a338.2268.8248.9
Violent crime690n/a (estimate)507439383
Burglary957n/a703.7473.7430.4
Theft3,741n/a2,750.81,848.51,694.4
Vehicle theft191n/a140.4240.4237.4
Property crime4,889n/a (estimate)3,5952,5632,362
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Waco, TX. These figures on reported criminal activity in Waco, TX, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Waco, TX is 37% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Texas, and when compared with the national average, is 49% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Waco, TX has 16% higher than violent crime rate than Texas average, while remaining 33% higher than the national average. In property crime, Waco, TX is 40% higher than the average of Texas and is 52% higher than the national average.

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The Waco crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Waco as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Waco crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waco is 49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.24 daily crimes that occur in Waco.
  • Waco is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waco you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waco has decreased by 4%.

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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 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Texas and on a national scale. In Waco, TX the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.37 times more than the Texas average and 1.49 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Waco, TX is 1.16 times more than the Texas average and 1.33 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Waco, TX has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Texas average and 1.52 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Waco (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Waco, TX compared to every other city in Texas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Waco, TX ranks safer than 14% of every city located within Texas along with 16% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Waco, TX. As a result, Waco, TX is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 198
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waco is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waco is 1 in 25
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Waco, TX? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Waco, TX your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 198. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 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, TX is 1 in 25.

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

Determining whether Waco, TX is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Waco, TX has decreased by 4% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Waco, TX has decreased by 4% 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
Texas79,674370222
There are a total of 79,674 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 370 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, TX918196785981
Woodway, TX8,7081571,0231,181
Hewitt, TX14,1281251,1911,316
Robinson, TX11,3442831,0901,373
China Spring, TX1,1152021,1791,381
Lorena, TX1,7681712,2832,454
Hallsburg, TX5504132,4142,828
Waco, TX130,6595073,5954,102

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Thornton, CO130,5113502,6943,045
New Haven, CT130,4058464,0104,856
Charleston, SC129,8882842,2972,581
Sterling Heights, MI131,6741841,1321,316
Enterprise, NV129,6205122,4052,917
Waco, TX130,6595073,5954,102
Source: The Waco, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.