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Texas City Crime Rate: The Most Committed Crimes and Crime Rate Information for State Texas

Below are the crime rates and statistics for the state of Texas

Texas Annual Crimes
Number of Crimes
  • Violent Crimes – 124,238
  • Property Crimes - 725,328
  • Total Crimes – 849,566
Texas Crime Rate (per 1000 residents)
  • Violent Crimes – 4.39
  • Property Crimes – 25.63
  • Total Crimes – 30.02
Violent Crime Statistics in the state of Texas - You have a 1 in 228 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in the state of Texas.

Texas violent crime statistics - POPULATION: 28,304,596
  • Report Total – 1,412
  • Rate per 1000 – 0.05
  • Report Total – 14,470
  • Rate per 1000 – 0.51
  • Report Total – 32,267
  • Rate per 1000 – 1.14
  • Report Total – 76,089
  • Rate per 1000 – 2.69
Texas City Crime Rate

Property crime statistics in the state of Texas
You have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in the state of Texas
POPULATION: 28,304,596
Texas Property Crime Statistics
  • Report Total – 134,066
  • Rate per 1000 – 4.74
  • Report Total – 523,221
  • Rate per 1000 – 18.49

Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Report Total – 68,041
  • Rate per 1000 – 2.40
The State of Texas for the year 2016 reported a total of 434.4 violent crimes and a total of 2,759.8 property crimes per 100,000 residents. The violent crime rate of Texas is 17.3% higher than the national average rate, while the property crime rate is 6.9% higher than the national average.

The most dangerous areas of Texas, generally and surprisingly, are not the larger cities, but the smaller ones. Only one of the five most populated cities of Texas place in the top five most dangerous cities on the list. Also, West Texas has a higher violent crime rate than the rest of the state. And Austin is probably the safest city of Texas, with a violent crime rate of roughly only one-third that of Odessa, which is the top city on the list.

Texas Crime Rate

Here are some more interesting facts about crime in Texas worth knowing:

West Texas Takes the Top Spots

Odessa has the highest violent crime rate in the state of Texas by a very large margin - 806 incidents per 100,000 inhabitants.

Lubbock comes in second on the list, but the numbers drop down to 658 per 100,000 residents. Lubbock’s crime rate has more to do with the robbery, while Odessa has more to do with aggravated assaults, with a shocking 645 cases per 100,000 people. Amarillo doesn’t place in the list of top five, but it’s not very far off, put at No.6. Amarillo has the highest rate of reported rapes in the state of Texas, at 84.9 per 100,000 residents.

The FBI’s numbers sadly track only a handful of violent crimes that are committed in Texas:

Murder (which includes non-negligent manslaughter), aggravated assault, rape, and robbery are what are covered by the FBI. The statistics break these crimes down by the crimes per 100,000 residents — which means a murder rate of 3 (which the city of Lubbock has) suggests that the city, with a total population of 239,000, would have had more like seven reported murders in the year 2013. Houston, with a murder rate of 5.9 and a population of 6.3 million, would have likely seen over 370 deaths.
Houston Crime Rates
Houston is the only one of the five most populated cities in the state to place high on the list, at No. 3. The types of crimes reported in Houston are entirely different from the west. While Odessa and Lubbock have high rates of assault crimes, Houston's robbery rate is at 233 per 100,000 and is nearly double that of the top cities on the list. Its murder rate is 5.9 per 100,000 residents.

Beaumont also has very high murder rates in Texas, averaging an 8.6 per 100,000 figure. The highest-ranked crime city in the North of Texas is Texarkana, placed at No.4. The majority of violent crimes that take place here are assaults.

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