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


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

Crime rate in El Paso, TX

The 2019 crime rate in El Paso, TX is 183 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 65.5% U.S. cities. The 2019 El Paso crime rate fell by 4% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 40 - an increase of 17 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years El Paso has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous El Paso, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
El Paso:

183.0
Sunland Park:

157.9
Socorro:

75.4
Horizon City:

30.1
San Elizario:

44.3
Anthony:

143.4
Clint:

43.4
Anthony:

133.6
Las Cruces:

333.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in El Paso by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
13
(2.1)
17
(2.8)
17
(2.8)
12
(1.9)
5
(0.8)
16
(2.4)
23
(3.4)
10
(1.5)
21
(3.1)
17
(2.5)
17
(2.5)
19
(2.8)
23
(3.3)
40
(5.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
291
(47.3)
258
(41.9)
181
(29.6)
182
(29.4)
179
(28.7)
217
(32.7)
184
(27.2)
176
(25.9)
335
(49.2)
322
(46.9)
314
(45.7)
371
(53.9)
405
(58.8)
310
(45.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
503
(81.7)
472
(76.6)
456
(74.5)
452
(73.0)
479
(76.7)
464
(70.0)
471
(69.7)
457
(67.2)
415
(61.0)
410
(59.8)
476
(69.3)
400
(58.1)
376
(54.6)
338
(49.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,606
(260.9)
1,827
(296.6)
2,171
(354.5)
2,184
(352.9)
2,198
(352.1)
2,161
(326.1)
2,181
(322.9)
1,879
(276.4)
1,900
(279.3)
1,766
(257.4)
1,875
(272.8)
1,819
(264.1)
1,750
(254.2)
1,734
(252.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,212
(359.4)
2,149
(348.8)
2,079
(339.5)
1,991
(321.7)
1,953
(312.8)
1,859
(280.5)
1,826
(270.3)
1,771
(260.6)
1,579
(232.1)
1,419
(206.8)
1,410
(205.2)
1,297
(188.3)
1,107
(160.8)
1,048
(152.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14,845
(2,412)
14,545
(2,361)
14,870
(2,428)
14,647
(2,367)
13,899
(2,226)
12,997
(1,961)
13,425
(1,987)
12,993
(1,912)
12,170
(1,789)
10,916
(1,591)
10,135
(1,475)
10,429
(1,514)
8,441
(1,226)
8,479
(1,235)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,519
(571.7)
3,028
(491.5)
2,753
(449.6)
1,890
(305.4)
1,552
(248.6)
1,456
(219.7)
1,160
(171.7)
794
(116.8)
821
(120.7)
798
(116.3)
812
(118.2)
800
(116.2)
817
(118.7)
851
(123.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
93
(15.1)
81
(13.1)
118
(19.3)
110
(17.8)
101
(16.2)
120
(18.1)
94
(13.9)
73
(10.7)
48
(7.1)
57
(8.3)
49
(7.1)
38
(5.5)
26
(3.8)
29
(4.2)
City-Data.com crime index286.1279.5279.3261.5248.8232.9226.2203.2217.2199.3199.7201.9190.8183.0

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 1,166 registered sex offenders living in El Paso, Texas as of January 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in El Paso is 586 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
El Paso:

207.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
El Paso:

219.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
El Paso:

220.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
El Paso:

221.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
El Paso:

210.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
El Paso:

225.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
El Paso:

200.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
El Paso:

230.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
El Paso:

235.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
El Paso:

244.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
El Paso:

246.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
El Paso:

249.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
El Paso:

234.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
El Paso:

222.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
El Paso:

245.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
El Paso:

250.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
El Paso:

275.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
El Paso:

301.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
El Paso:

110.8
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
El Paso:

111.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
El Paso:

130.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
El Paso:

132.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
El Paso:

138.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
El Paso:

154.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
El Paso:

165.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
El Paso:

179.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
El Paso:

187.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
El Paso:

211.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
El Paso:

228.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
El Paso:

256.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
El Paso:

261.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
El Paso:

278.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
El Paso:

260.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
El Paso:

226.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
El Paso:

233.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
El Paso:

245.1
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: 1,412 (1,171 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

1.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,341 (1,103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Texas average:

1.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,269 (1,043 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,236 (1,013 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,264 (1,010 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,281 (1,069 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,254 (1,035 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,280 (1,057 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,279 (1,078 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,459 (1,117 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,455 (1,129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,446 (1,106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,444 (1,098 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,428 (1,097 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,438 (1,108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,449 (1,126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in El Paso, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 79901, 79902, 79903, 79904, 79905, 79906, 79907, 79908, 79911, 79912, 79915, 79920, 79922, 79924, 79925, 79927, 79930, 79934, 79935, 79936.