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


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

Crime rate in Dallas, TX

The 2018 crime rate in Dallas, TX was 417 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Dallas crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 155 - a decrease of 12 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Dallas has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Dallas, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Dallas:

417.5
Highland Park:

129.0
University Park:

64.9
Cockrell Hill:

274.0
Mesquite:

308.3
Farmers Branch:

186.1
Irving:

186.7
Addison:

409.4
Balch Springs:

383.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Dallas by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
202
(16.4)
187
(15.0)
200
(16.1)
170
(13.3)
166
(12.9)
148
(11.3)
133
(10.9)
154
(12.4)
143
(11.4)
116
(9.1)
136
(10.4)
171
(12.9)
167
(12.5)
155
(11.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
562
(45.7)
665
(53.3)
511
(41.2)
499
(39.1)
485
(37.6)
505
(38.6)
428
(35.0)
486
(39.1)
543
(43.3)
781
(61.4)
782
(60.1)
767
(58.1)
831
(62.1)
828
(60.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6,882
(559.4)
6,914
(553.9)
7,222
(582.8)
6,466
(506.7)
5,501
(426.3)
4,487
(343.4)
4,066
(332.5)
4,093
(329.7)
4,202
(334.8)
3,856
(303.1)
4,177
(320.8)
4,604
(348.5)
4,377
(327.0)
3,987
(292.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7,783
(632.6)
7,292
(584.2)
5,315
(428.9)
4,285
(335.8)
4,069
(315.4)
4,021
(307.7)
3,703
(302.8)
3,647
(293.7)
3,442
(274.3)
3,704
(291.1)
3,943
(302.8)
4,529
(342.9)
4,994
(373.1)
5,452
(400.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22,363
(1,818)
21,653
(1,735)
22,472
(1,814)
21,149
(1,657)
19,428
(1,506)
19,594
(1,499)
18,727
(1,531)
16,090
(1,296)
14,516
(1,157)
11,685
(918.3)
11,121
(854.2)
10,948
(828.8)
9,874
(737.7)
9,065
(665.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
52,315
(4,252)
50,009
(4,006)
47,699
(3,849)
42,402
(3,322)
41,481
(3,215)
36,147
(2,766)
35,148
(2,874)
31,148
(2,509)
30,374
(2,420)
26,939
(2,117)
26,076
(2,003)
26,370
(1,996)
24,847
(1,856)
25,541
(1,875)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14,277
(1,160)
13,930
(1,116)
13,791
(1,113)
12,208
(956.6)
10,455
(810.3)
8,384
(641.6)
7,984
(652.8)
7,062
(568.8)
7,384
(588.4)
7,045
(553.7)
7,594
(583.3)
7,592
(574.7)
7,913
(591.2)
9,660
(709.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
984
(80.0)
1,058
(84.8)
909
(73.4)
900
(70.5)
758
(58.7)
642
(49.1)
596
(48.7)
581
(46.8)
455
(36.3)
385
(30.3)
349
(26.8)
369
(27.9)
351
(26.2)
197
(14.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)753.9726.6695.9602.5545.6485.0484.4450.3437.5409.7412.3429.3420.5417.5

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 4,210 registered sex offenders living in Dallas, Texas as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dallas is 313 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Dallas:

429.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Dallas:

437.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Dallas:

429.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Dallas:

392.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Dallas:

376.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Dallas:

370.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Dallas:

375.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Dallas:

374.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Dallas:

386.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Dallas:

434.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Dallas:

486.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Dallas:

579.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Dallas:

652.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Dallas:

674.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Dallas:

584.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Dallas:

605.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Dallas:

604.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Dallas:

333.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Dallas:

329.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Dallas:

351.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Dallas:

358.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Dallas:

372.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Dallas:

440.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Dallas:

470.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Dallas:

547.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Dallas:

534.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Dallas:

583.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Dallas:

641.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Dallas:

722.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Dallas:

714.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Dallas:

750.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Dallas:

652.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Dallas:

662.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Dallas:

637.8
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: 3,581 (3,007 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Texas average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 3,658 (3,053 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 3,829 (3,279 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Texas average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 4,040 (3,484 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 4,086 (3,543 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Texas average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4,028 (3,474 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4,052 (3,511 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 4,241 (3,666 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.81
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 4,141 (3,577 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 4,196 (3,393 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3,816 (3,212 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 3,610 (3,043 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 3,518 (2,970 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3,436 (2,929 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 3,510 (2,973 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Texas average:

2.17

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

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