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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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 32 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 32. 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 89% 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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 223. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Worth's rate for property crime is 27 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 37.

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 272.

Fort Worth Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Fort Worth Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,071

24,725

28,796

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.48

27.18

31.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Worth 4.48
Texas 4.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 223

in Fort Worth

1 in 239

in Texas

Fort Worth VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 909,585
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 69 470 973 2,559
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.52 1.07 2.81

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Worth 27.18
Texas 23.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Fort Worth

1 in 42

in Texas

Fort Worth Property CRIMES

Population: 909,585
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,975 17,409 3,341
Rate per 1,000 4.37 19.14 3.67

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Fort Worth Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Worth 83
Texas 28