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Crime rate in Abilene, Texas (TX): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Abilene, TX compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Abilene, TX

The 2018 crime rate in Abilene, TX is 305 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 83.7% U.S. cities. The 2018 Abilene crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 8 - an increase of 4 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Abilene has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Abilene, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Abilene:

305.1
Tye:

202.3
Hawley:

96.6
Clyde:

123.1
Merkel:

212.2
Baird:

96.3
Anson:

119.9
Stamford:

116.6
Winters:

147.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Abilene by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(4.3)
5
(4.2)
9
(7.9)
7
(6.0)
7
(6.0)
4
(3.4)
5
(4.2)
3
(2.5)
1
(0.8)
7
(5.8)
7
(5.7)
8
(6.5)
4
(3.3)
8
(6.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
78
(66.8)
67
(56.8)
89
(77.6)
88
(75.7)
114
(97.8)
68
(58.2)
33
(27.6)
38
(31.7)
37
(31.0)
93
(77.1)
84
(69.0)
70
(57.1)
100
(81.3)
97
(79.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
146
(125.1)
107
(90.7)
167
(145.7)
180
(154.8)
137
(117.5)
112
(95.8)
120
(100.4)
127
(105.9)
125
(104.7)
128
(106.1)
128
(105.1)
133
(108.6)
138
(112.2)
104
(84.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
347
(297.4)
375
(317.8)
396
(345.4)
373
(320.8)
400
(343.2)
394
(336.9)
270
(225.9)
304
(253.6)
314
(263.0)
343
(284.2)
394
(323.6)
335
(273.4)
394
(320.4)
382
(311.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,521
(1,303)
1,282
(1,086)
1,324
(1,155)
1,206
(1,037)
1,301
(1,116)
1,340
(1,146)
1,119
(936.2)
1,037
(865.0)
1,055
(883.6)
1,095
(907.3)
1,168
(959.2)
905
(738.6)
N/A734
(599.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,685
(3,158)
3,460
(2,932)
3,295
(2,874)
3,061
(2,633)
3,267
(2,803)
3,375
(2,886)
3,093
(2,588)
3,185
(2,657)
3,460
(2,898)
3,887
(3,221)
3,798
(3,119)
3,113
(2,541)
2,605
(2,118)
2,561
(2,091)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
298
(255.4)
303
(256.8)
292
(254.7)
233
(200.4)
262
(224.8)
182
(155.6)
172
(143.9)
171
(142.6)
254
(212.7)
362
(300.0)
388
(318.6)
251
(204.9)
260
(211.4)
233
(190.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
24
(20.6)
33
(28.0)
31
(27.0)
41
(35.3)
30
(25.7)
26
(22.2)
31
(25.9)
18
(15.0)
16
(13.4)
28
(23.2)
28
(23.0)
21
(17.1)
20
(16.3)
3
(2.4)
City-Data.com crime index397.0358.5406.8377.1402.4357.6286.3291.1305.2378.2380.3315.7322.4305.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 450 registered sex offenders living in Abilene, Texas as of July 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Abilene is 285 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Abilene:

290.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Abilene:

304.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Abilene:

261.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Abilene:

294.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Abilene:

283.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Abilene:

216.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Abilene:

216.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Abilene:

199.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Abilene:

281.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Abilene:

340.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Abilene:

325.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Abilene:

338.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Abilene:

269.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Abilene:

286.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Abilene:

199.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Abilene:

210.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Abilene:

174.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Abilene:

252.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2016
Abilene:

305.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Abilene:

395.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Abilene:

387.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Abilene:

353.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Abilene:

327.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Abilene:

338.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Abilene:

396.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Abilene:

397.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Abilene:

369.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Abilene:

412.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Abilene:

402.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Abilene:

456.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Abilene:

400.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Abilene:

422.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Abilene:

311.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 268 (202 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Texas average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 260 (200 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 277 (212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 238 (170 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 241 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 250 (183 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 256 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 242 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 232 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 249 (186 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 235 (177 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 229 (171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 216 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Abilene, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 79563, 79601, 79602, 79603, 79605, 79606, 79607, 79699.