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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 2019 crime rate in Denton, TX is 196 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 67.9% U.S. cities. The 2019 Denton crime rate fell by 16% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 1 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Denton has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Denton, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Denton:

196.0
Corinth:

60.3
Argyle:

22.0
Lake Dallas:

173.9
Krugerville:

100.3
Hickory Creek:

121.4
Ponder:

72.8
Bartonville:

50.8
Highland Village:

55.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Denton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.6)
3
(2.4)
2
(1.7)
1
(0.8)
1
(0.8)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.5)
5
(3.7)
1
(0.7)
2
(1.4)
3
(2.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
60
(56.0)
76
(66.7)
70
(58.2)
71
(57.1)
67
(52.7)
53
(45.8)
86
(72.3)
93
(75.5)
104
(83.0)
90
(68.6)
95
(70.9)
120
(87.7)
124
(89.0)
125
(88.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
65
(60.7)
84
(73.7)
93
(77.3)
79
(63.6)
65
(51.1)
55
(47.5)
82
(68.9)
52
(42.2)
55
(43.9)
62
(47.3)
73
(54.5)
94
(68.7)
97
(69.7)
66
(46.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
204
(190.5)
204
(179.0)
194
(161.3)
154
(123.9)
191
(150.1)
201
(173.6)
200
(168.1)
192
(155.8)
178
(142.1)
142
(108.2)
176
(131.3)
201
(146.9)
216
(155.1)
137
(96.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
664
(620.0)
718
(630.2)
667
(554.5)
681
(547.8)
564
(443.2)
565
(488.0)
632
(531.4)
472
(382.9)
423
(337.7)
404
(307.9)
543
(405.1)
426
(311.3)
404
(290.1)
316
(223.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,295
(2,143)
2,614
(2,294)
2,507
(2,084)
2,403
(1,933)
2,535
(1,992)
2,632
(2,273)
2,473
(2,079)
2,203
(1,787)
2,464
(1,967)
2,550
(1,944)
2,313
(1,725)
2,367
(1,730)
2,600
(1,867)
2,148
(1,518)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
209
(195.1)
173
(151.8)
159
(132.2)
187
(150.4)
157
(123.4)
118
(101.9)
157
(132.0)
102
(82.8)
134
(107.0)
190
(144.8)
169
(126.1)
298
(217.8)
224
(160.8)
201
(142.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
19
(17.7)
6
(5.3)
24
(20.0)
18
(14.5)
21
(16.5)
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)
City-Data.com crime index245.8262.8234.7220.5212.8222.3244.8210.7222.1204.6214.2230.0233.9196.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 163 registered sex offenders living in Denton, Texas as of November 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Denton is 821 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Denton:

164.3
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Denton:

204.3
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Denton:

197.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Denton:

171.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Denton:

149.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Denton:

179.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Denton:

176.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Denton:

192.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Denton:

159.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Denton:

158.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Denton:

154.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Denton:

177.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Denton:

196.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Denton:

181.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Denton:

232.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Denton:

196.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Denton:

182.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Denton:

200.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Denton:

141.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Denton:

175.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Denton:

181.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Denton:

186.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Denton:

180.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Denton:

182.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Denton:

178.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Denton:

230.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Denton:

226.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Denton:

206.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Denton:

228.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Denton:

234.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Denton:

263.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Denton:

260.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Denton:

333.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Denton:

240.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Denton:

246.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Denton:

264.4
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 2019, including police officers: 224 (181 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Texas average:

1.79

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

1.25
Texas average:

1.56

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

1.25
Texas average:

1.54

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

1.20
Texas average:

2.05

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

1.25
Texas average:

2.06

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

1.26
Texas average:

2.00

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

1.24
Texas average:

2.07

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

1.27
Texas average:

2.08

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

1.18
Texas average:

2.20

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

1.28
Texas average:

2.19

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

1.34
Texas average:

2.17

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

1.84
Texas average:

2.13

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

1.71
Texas average:

2.18

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

1.66
Texas average:

2.19

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

1.70
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.