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


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Crime rates in Houston by year

Type

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
256
(12.5)
278
(13.6)
272
(13.3)
334
(16.3)
377
(18.2)
351
(16.2)
294
(13.1)
287
(12.6)
269
(11.8)
198
(9.2)
217
(10.0)
214
(9.8)
242
(10.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
892
(43.7)
768
(37.6)
908
(44.4)
872
(42.6)
854
(41.2)
694
(32.0)
750
(33.5)
823
(36.2)
712
(31.2)
771
(36.0)
665
(30.5)
618
(28.3)
812
(36.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11,212
(549.5)
10,985
(538.2)
10,182
(498.3)
11,128
(544.0)
11,371
(548.3)
11,479
(529.1)
10,603
(473.6)
11,367
(499.9)
9,449
(414.3)
8,054
(375.7)
9,385
(431.0)
9,891
(453.6)
10,186
(458.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12,598
(617.4)
11,957
(585.8)
12,065
(590.4)
11,653
(569.6)
11,648
(561.7)
12,040
(555.0)
13,132
(586.5)
13,116
(576.8)
12,061
(528.8)
11,869
(553.7)
11,343
(521.0)
10,270
(471.0)
10,768
(485.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26,905
(1,318.5)
26,522
(1,299.4)
27,110
(1,326.7)
27,541
(1,346.3)
26,869
(1,295.7)
29,044
(1,338.7)
26,947
(1,203.6)
29,279
(1,287.7)
27,924
(1,224.3)
27,459
(1,281.0)
26,630
(1,223.1)
23,733
(1,088.4)
21,629
(974.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
73,445
(3,599.2)
72,032
(3,529.1)
74,752
(3,658.1)
72,476
(3,542.8)
73,091
(3,524.6)
74,817
(3,448.5)
68,598
(3,063.9)
77,058
(3,389.0)
74,582
(3,269.9)
68,596
(3,200.0)
67,978
(3,122.2)
73,591
(3,374.8)
68,125
(3,068.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23,939
(1,173.1)
21,451
(1,051.0)
21,563
(1,055.2)
20,408
(997.6)
21,093
(1,017.2)
19,465
(897.2)
15,214
(679.5)
14,596
(641.9)
12,817
(561.9)
12,281
(572.9)
13,070
(600.3)
13,595
(623.5)
14,443
(650.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1,696
(83.1)
1,553
(76.1)
1,255
(61.4)
1,262
(61.7)
1,121
(54.1)
1,047
(48.3)
956
(42.7)
959
(42.2)
865
(37.9)
765
(35.7)
754
(34.6)
708
(32.5)
716
(32.3)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5)685.9659.3660.5666.8666.4638.0579.9603.1545.9540.0542.2539.4534.5

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime 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 14 registered sex offenders living in Houston, Texas as of June 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Houston to the number of sex offenders is 154,344 to 1.


See how dangerous Houston, TX is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Houston:

534.5
West University Place:

61.6
Southside Place:

76.1
Bellaire:

139.7
Spring Valley:

174.3
Galena Park:

210.7
Hedwig Village:

566.7
Jacinto City:

171.5
South Houston:

341.9
Violent crime rate in 2014
Houston:

536.1
U.S. Average:

202.6

Violent crime rate in 2013
Houston:

515.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Houston:

532.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Houston:

524.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Houston:

532.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Houston:

606.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Houston:

596.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Houston:

613.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Houston:

639.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Houston:

639.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Houston:

622.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Houston:

633.7
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Houston:

659.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2014
Houston:

450.7
U.S. Average:

232.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Houston:

485.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Houston:

496.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Houston:

507.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Houston:

498.0
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Houston:

529.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Houston:

501.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Houston:

581.0
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Houston:

594.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Houston:

602.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Houston:

613.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Houston:

600.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Houston:

626.4
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

City-data.com crime index

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6,604 (5,252 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6,663 (5,318 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6,531 (5,294 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 7,054 (5,351 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 7,139 (5,371 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 6,750 (5,048 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 6,338 (4,892 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 6,223 (4,781 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 6,027 (4,779 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 6,298 (5,069 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 6,804 (5,372 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Texas average:

2.17


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Houston

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