Fort Worth, TX
Crime Rates



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Fort Worth, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Fort Worth is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Fort Worth is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Fort Worth is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, Fort Worth has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Fort Worth, 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 Fort Worth is one in 178.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Worth's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth is one in 31.

Importantly, we found that Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth is one in 322.

Fort Worth Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Fort Worth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,899

28,225

33,124

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.60

32.29

37.89

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Worth 5.60
Texas 4.39

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 178

in Fort Worth

1 in 228

in Texas

Fort Worth VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 874,168
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 70 572 1,287 2,970
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.65 1.47 3.40

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Worth 32.29
Texas 25.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Fort Worth

1 in 39

in Texas

Fort Worth Property CRIMES

Population: 874,168
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5,129 20,379 2,717
Rate per 1,000 5.87 23.31 3.11

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Fort Worth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Worth 95
Texas 29