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


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

Crime rate in Denton, TX

The 2022 crime rate in Denton, TX is 230 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 79.9% U.S. cities. The 2022 Denton crime rate rose by 10% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 4 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Denton has seen decline of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Denton, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Denton:

229.8
Corinth:

64.3
Argyle:

35.7
Lake Dallas:

117.9
Hickory Creek:

111.1
Ponder:

96.0
Bartonville:

39.2
Highland Village:

61.7
Aubrey:

126.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Denton by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(1.6)
3
(2.6)
2
(1.7)
1
(0.8)
1
(0.8)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.5)
5
(3.7)
1
(0.7)
2
(1.4)
5
(3.5)
5
(3.5)
3
(2.0)
7
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
70
(56.3)
60
(52.9)
54
(46.6)
86
(72.3)
88
(71.4)
104
(83.0)
93
(70.9)
95
(70.9)
118
(86.2)
121
(86.9)
152
(107.4)
133
(92.0)
115
(76.2)
117
(75.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
80
(64.4)
64
(56.4)
54
(46.6)
82
(68.9)
55
(44.6)
55
(43.9)
61
(46.5)
72
(53.7)
93
(68.0)
97
(69.7)
74
(52.3)
55
(38.0)
54
(35.8)
45
(29.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
155
(124.7)
185
(163.2)
190
(164.1)
200
(168.1)
194
(157.4)
177
(141.3)
142
(108.2)
175
(130.5)
197
(144.0)
214
(153.7)
165
(116.6)
212
(146.6)
269
(178.2)
276
(179.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
693
(557.5)
569
(501.8)
574
(495.8)
632
(531.4)
482
(391.0)
431
(344.1)
408
(311.0)
543
(405.1)
423
(309.1)
405
(290.8)
410
(289.8)
358
(247.6)
311
(206.0)
450
(291.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,430
(1,955)
2,560
(2,258)
2,669
(2,305)
2,473
(2,079)
2,241
(1,818)
2,486
(1,985)
2,574
(1,962)
2,323
(1,733)
2,374
(1,735)
2,614
(1,877)
2,591
(1,831)
2,469
(1,708)
2,454
(1,625)
2,780
(1,803)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
190
(152.8)
154
(135.8)
120
(103.7)
157
(132.0)
100
(81.1)
133
(106.2)
192
(146.3)
170
(126.8)
298
(217.8)
226
(162.3)
254
(179.5)
366
(253.2)
357
(236.5)
442
(286.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
18
(14.5)
21
(18.5)
28
(24.2)
27
(22.7)
17
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.7)
1
(0.7)
5
(3.5)
9
(6.0)
8
(5.2)
City-Data.com crime index222.0233.5222.8244.8210.2223.0207.3214.2228.1232.4239.9227.2209.6229.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 139 registered sex offenders living in Denton, Texas as of April 16, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Denton is 963 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Denton:

189.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Denton:

187.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Denton:

191.3
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Denton:

199.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Denton:

201.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Denton:

193.7
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Denton:

170.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Denton:

151.3
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Denton:

178.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Denton:

174.0
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Denton:

192.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Denton:

155.5
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Denton:

168.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Denton:

154.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Denton:

171.2
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Denton:

148.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Denton:

141.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Denton:

176.4
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Denton:

191.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Denton:

157.9
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Denton:

172.9
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Denton:

176.4
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Denton:

176.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Denton:

181.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Denton:

186.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Denton:

182.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Denton:

184.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Denton:

181.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Denton:

230.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Denton:

230.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Denton:

233.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Denton:

232.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Denton:

236.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Denton:

201.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Denton:

200.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Denton:

252.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 272 (191 officers - 159 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 229 (185 officers - 162 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 224 (181 officers - 154 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 227 (174 officers - 149 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 232 (171 officers - 151 male; 20 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 217 (161 officers - 143 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 213 (164 officers - 147 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 208 (158 officers - 143 male; 15 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Texas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 206 (153 officers - 140 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 203 (151 officers - 139 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.27
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 204 (150 officers - 137 male; 13 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 199 (150 officers - 136 male; 14 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.32
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 205 (154 officers - 138 male; 16 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 207 (154 officers - 137 male; 17 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 205 (153 officers - 135 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 205 (148 officers - 136 male; 12 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 192 (138 officers - 128 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 178 (134 officers - 124 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 174 (137 officers - 126 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Texas average:

2.17

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

Zip codes: 76201, 76205, 76207, 76209, 76249, 76259, 76266.