Dayton, TX
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The crime rate in Dayton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Dayton is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Dayton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Dayton has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Dayton to other communities of similar population, then Dayton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Dayton does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Dayton 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 Dayton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dayton 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 Dayton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 421. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Dayton 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 Dayton's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Dayton 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 Dayton is one in 44.

Importantly, we found that Dayton 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 Dayton is one in 344.

Dayton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Dayton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

174

192

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.38

22.97

25.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dayton 2.38
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 421

in Dayton

1 in 243

in Texas
Dayton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,575
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 4 10
Rate per 1,000 0.13 0.40 0.53 1.32
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
Dayton 22.97
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Dayton

1 in 35

in Texas
Dayton Property CRIMES
Population: 7,575
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 130 22
Rate per 1,000 2.90 17.16 2.90
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

Dayton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dayton 9
Texas 30

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