Dallas, TX
Crime Rates



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Dallas, 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Dallas 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 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Dallas.

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

For Dallas, 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 Dallas is one in 130.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Dallas experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Dallas's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Dallas 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 Dallas is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Dallas 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 Dallas is one in 173.

Dallas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Dallas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

10,103

45,850

55,953

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.67

34.79

42.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dallas 7.67
Texas 4.34

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 130

in Dallas

1 in 230

in Texas

Dallas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,317,929
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 171 773 4,613 4,546
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.59 3.50 3.45

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
Dallas 34.79
Texas 27.60

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Dallas

1 in 36

in Texas

Dallas Property CRIMES

Population: 1,317,929
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10,955 27,267 7,628
Rate per 1,000 8.31 20.69 5.79

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

Dallas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dallas 145
Texas 30