Denton, TX
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Denton, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Denton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Denton is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Denton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Denton has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Denton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Denton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Denton'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 Denton 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 Denton.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Denton 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 Denton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 310. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Denton's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Denton 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 Denton is one in 40.

Denton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Denton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

447

3,438

3,885

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.23

24.82

28.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Denton 3.23
Texas 4.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 310

in Denton

1 in 243

in Texas

Denton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 138,541
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 128 98 219
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.92 0.71 1.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Denton 24.82
Texas 23.67

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Denton

1 in 42

in Texas

Denton Property CRIMES

Population: 138,541
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 416 2,795 227
Rate per 1,000 3.00 20.17 1.64

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Denton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Denton 43
Texas 27