Austin, TX
Crime Rates



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Austin, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 39 per one thousand residents, Austin 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 25. Within Texas, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Austin.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Austin has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Austin occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Austin; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 256. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Austin is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Austin, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 28, which is a rate of 36 per one thousand population.

Austin Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Austin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,770

34,292

38,062

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.91

35.56

39.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Austin 3.91
Texas 4.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 256

in Austin

1 in 243

in Texas

Austin VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 964,254
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 32 794 1,025 1,919
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.82 1.06 1.99

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Austin 35.56
Texas 23.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Austin

1 in 42

in Texas

Austin Property CRIMES

Population: 964,254
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,571 27,166 2,555
Rate per 1,000 4.74 28.17 2.65

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Austin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Austin 125
Texas 27