Austin, TX
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With a crime rate of 43 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 23. Within Texas, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Austin.

How does the crime rate in Austin compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Austin with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Austin's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 264. 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 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Austin Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Austin Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,523

36,405

39,928

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.78

39.07

42.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Austin 3.78
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 264

in Austin

1 in 243

in Texas
Austin VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 931,830
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 23 490 940 2,070
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.53 1.01 2.22
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
Austin 39.07
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Austin

1 in 35

in Texas
Austin Property CRIMES
Population: 931,830
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,079 28,984 2,342
Rate per 1,000 5.45 31.10 2.51
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

Austin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Austin 131
Texas 30