Amarillo, TX
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Amarillo, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Amarillo has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Texas, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Amarillo.

Importantly, when you compare Amarillo to other communities of similar population, then Amarillo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Amarillo does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Amarillo does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Amarillo.

For Amarillo, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Amarillo is one in 155.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Amarillo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Amarillo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Amarillo has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Amarillo is one in 254.

Amarillo Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Amarillo Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,278

9,290

10,568

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.43

46.77

53.20

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Amarillo 6.43
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 155

in Amarillo

1 in 243

in Texas

Amarillo VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 198,645
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 7 166 272 833
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.84 1.37 4.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Amarillo 46.77
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Amarillo

1 in 35

in Texas

Amarillo Property CRIMES

Population: 198,645
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,815 6,692 783
Rate per 1,000 9.14 33.69 3.94

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Amarillo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Amarillo 104
Texas 30