Austin, TX
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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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 Austin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 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 Austin is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Austin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Austin has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 241. 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

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Austin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,933

34,291

38,224

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.15

36.18

40.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Austin 4.15
Texas 4.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 241

in Austin

1 in 230

in Texas

Austin VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 947,890
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 40 758 1,055 2,080
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.80 1.11 2.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Austin 36.18
Texas 27.60

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Austin

1 in 36

in Texas

Austin Property CRIMES

Population: 947,890
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,277 26,818 2,196
Rate per 1,000 5.57 28.29 2.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Austin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Austin 125
Texas 30