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


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

Crime rate in Austin, TX

The 2018 crime rate in Austin, TX was 304 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 83.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Austin crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 32 - an increase of 7 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Austin has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Austin, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Austin:

304.1
Rollingwood:

49.8
West Lake Hills:

153.0
Sunset Valley:

1,089.5
Manor:

207.4
Bee Cave:

183.8
Pflugerville:

141.5
Lakeway:

110.9
Cedar Park:

113.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Austin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
26
(3.8)
20
(2.8)
30
(4.2)
23
(3.1)
22
(2.9)
38
(4.8)
28
(3.5)
31
(3.7)
26
(3.0)
32
(3.5)
23
(2.5)
39
(4.1)
25
(2.6)
32
(3.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
312
(45.0)
319
(44.9)
328
(45.8)
273
(36.2)
265
(34.5)
265
(33.3)
211
(26.1)
209
(25.1)
217
(25.3)
571
(63.2)
487
(51.9)
751
(78.5)
834
(85.8)
787
(80.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,182
(170.6)
1,358
(191.3)
1,457
(203.3)
1,333
(176.9)
1,415
(184.0)
1,231
(154.6)
1,106
(137.0)
978
(117.4)
763
(88.8)
873
(96.6)
929
(99.0)
1,048
(109.5)
987
(101.5)
1,021
(104.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,873
(270.3)
1,961
(276.3)
2,056
(286.8)
2,306
(306.0)
2,322
(302.0)
2,256
(283.3)
2,126
(263.4)
2,187
(262.6)
2,117
(246.4)
2,105
(232.9)
2,058
(219.2)
2,065
(215.8)
2,186
(224.9)
1,880
(193.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7,285
(1,051)
7,467
(1,052)
8,031
(1,120)
8,586
(1,139)
8,753
(1,138)
8,749
(1,099)
7,042
(872.6)
7,244
(869.7)
6,550
(762.4)
5,733
(634.2)
5,000
(532.6)
5,232
(546.8)
4,380
(450.6)
4,549
(467.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
31,835
(4,594)
31,562
(4,447)
34,461
(4,808)
33,582
(4,457)
37,054
(4,819)
34,827
(4,374)
33,069
(4,098)
33,913
(4,072)
32,948
(3,835)
29,423
(3,255)
28,068
(2,990)
26,125
(2,730)
24,542
(2,525)
26,568
(2,730)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,548
(367.7)
2,544
(358.4)
2,961
(413.1)
2,633
(349.4)
2,219
(288.6)
2,250
(282.6)
2,139
(265.0)
2,315
(277.9)
2,169
(252.5)
2,288
(253.1)
2,331
(248.3)
2,188
(228.7)
2,079
(213.9)
2,538
(260.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
115
(16.6)
88
(12.4)
116
(16.2)
87
(11.5)
96
(12.5)
122
(15.3)
127
(15.7)
121
(14.5)
105
(12.2)
95
(10.5)
91
(9.7)
74
(7.7)
76
(7.8)
56
(5.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)435.5434.4467.1435.3444.4413.7367.8361.2329.1328.0296.7312.7298.9304.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 1,437 registered sex offenders living in Austin, Texas as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Austin is 660 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Austin:

236.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Austin:

254.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Austin:

249.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Austin:

215.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Austin:

235.0
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Austin:

198.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Austin:

222.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Austin:

233.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Austin:

261.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Austin:

283.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Austin:

283.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Austin:

299.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Austin:

284.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Austin:

272.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Austin:

241.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Austin:

210.2
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Austin:

213.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Austin:

269.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Austin:

248.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Austin:

280.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Austin:

293.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Austin:

327.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Austin:

382.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Austin:

419.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Austin:

419.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Austin:

480.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Austin:

511.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Austin:

503.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Austin:

526.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Austin:

486.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Austin:

495.1
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Austin:

407.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Austin:

422.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Austin:

403.8
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: 2,422 (1,851 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Texas average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,366 (1,808 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,361 (1,807 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Texas average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,290 (1,750 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,306 (1,709 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Texas average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,233 (1,675 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,252 (1,628 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,211 (1,644 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,141 (1,605 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,146 (1,564 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,034 (1,466 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,995 (1,418 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,946 (1,373 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,835 (1,361 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,826 (1,365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,744 (1,314 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Texas average:

2.17

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

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