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Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.



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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 42 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 24. Within Texas, more than 96% 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.

For Austin, 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 Austin is one in 186.

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.

Importantly, we found that Austin 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 Austin is one in 181.

Austin Crime Data

total Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Austin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5,245

35,310

40,555

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.38

36.24

41.62

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.38
4.32
National Median: 4
    Austin
    Texas

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 186

in Austin

1 in 232

in Texas

Austin Violent Crimes

Population: 974,447
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 69 532 945 3,699
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.55 0.97 3.80

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
36.24
23.0
National Median: 20
    Austin
    Texas

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Austin

1 in 43

in Texas

Property Crimes

Population: 974,447
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,869 25,057 5,384
Rate per 1,000 5.00 25.71 5.53

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Austin Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
133
28
National Median: 27.0
    Austin
    Texas