San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX crime analytics


With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, San Antonio has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Texas, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Antonio.

Importantly, when you compare San Antonio to other communities of similar population, then San Antonio crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio.

For San Antonio, 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 San Antonio is one in 171.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in San Antonio is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In San Antonio, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that San Antonio 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 San Antonio is one in 237.

San Antonio Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

San Antonio Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8,607

74,177

82,784

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.86

50.47

56.32

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Antonio 5.86
Texas 4.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 171

in San Antonio

1 in 243

in Texas
San Antonio VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,469,845
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 94 1,054 1,990 5,469
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.72 1.35 3.72
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
San Antonio 50.47
Texas 28.31
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in San Antonio

1 in 35

in Texas
San Antonio Property CRIMES
Population: 1,469,845
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11,677 56,306 6,194
Rate per 1,000 7.94 38.31 4.21
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

San Antonio Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Antonio 177
Texas 30