New Braunfels, TX
Crime Rates


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New Braunfels, TX crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels is 1 in 32. Based on FBI crime data, New Braunfels is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Texas, New Braunfels has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 403. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that New Braunfels's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels is one in 34.

New Braunfels Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 18% of U.S. Cities

New Braunfels Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

New Braunfels 2.48
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 403

in New Braunfels

1 in 243

in Texas


Population: 70,543
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 21 31 121
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.30 0.44 1.72


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)

New Braunfels 29.17
Texas 28.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in New Braunfels

1 in 35

in Texas

New Braunfels Property CRIMES

Population: 70,543
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 270 1,624 164
Rate per 1,000 3.83 23.02 2.32

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

New Braunfels Crimes Per Square Mile

New Braunfels 50
Texas 30