Arlington, TX
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Arlington, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Arlington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Arlington is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Arlington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Arlington has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Arlington has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Arlington is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Arlington 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 Arlington.

For Arlington, 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 Arlington is one in 192.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Arlington's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Arlington a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Arlington is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Arlington 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 Arlington is one in 291.

Arlington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Arlington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,069

12,860

14,929

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.22

32.44

37.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 5.22
Texas 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 192

in Arlington

1 in 228

in Texas

Arlington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 396,394
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 258 579 1,213
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.65 1.46 3.06

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Arlington 32.44
Texas 25.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Arlington

1 in 39

in Texas

Arlington Property CRIMES

Population: 396,394
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,815 9,682 1,363
Rate per 1,000 4.58 24.43 3.44

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Arlington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Arlington 150
Texas 29