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


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

Crime rate in San Antonio, TX

The 2018 crime rate in San Antonio, TX was 395 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.3% of U.S. cities. The 2018 San Antonio crime rate fell by 15% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 107 - a decrease of 17 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years San Antonio has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous San Antonio, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Antonio:

395.1
Olmos Park:

57.1
Balcones Heights:

624.8
Alamo Heights:

109.2
Terrell Hills:

65.2
Castle Hills:

471.4
Leon Valley:

272.9
Kirby:

210.1
Hill Country Village:

161.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Antonio by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
86
(6.8)
119
(9.2)
122
(9.3)
116
(8.6)
99
(7.2)
79
(5.7)
89
(6.6)
89
(6.4)
72
(5.1)
103
(7.2)
94
(6.4)
149
(9.9)
124
(8.2)
107
(7.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
593
(47.2)
514
(39.8)
635
(48.2)
424
(31.4)
628
(45.7)
467
(33.5)
492
(36.3)
549
(39.8)
663
(47.4)
1,077
(75.4)
1,049
(71.7)
1,190
(79.4)
1,270
(83.5)
1,346
(87.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,154
(171.4)
2,321
(179.6)
2,445
(185.7)
2,743
(203.0)
2,683
(195.3)
2,360
(169.5)
1,785
(131.7)
1,864
(135.1)
2,192
(156.6)
1,777
(124.4)
1,986
(135.7)
2,232
(148.9)
2,298
(151.1)
1,767
(114.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5,174
(411.8)
5,023
(388.7)
4,125
(313.2)
6,416
(474.8)
4,434
(322.7)
5,528
(397.1)
4,672
(344.7)
4,441
(321.8)
5,901
(421.6)
4,747
(332.3)
5,465
(373.4)
7,183
(479.3)
7,067
(464.7)
6,427
(417.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14,365
(1,143)
14,629
(1,132)
16,750
(1,272)
18,908
(1,399)
18,164
(1,322)
17,301
(1,243)
15,334
(1,131)
15,668
(1,135)
14,850
(1,061)
12,344
(864.1)
11,632
(794.8)
12,235
(816.4)
11,722
(770.8)
9,118
(592.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
60,649
(4,826)
57,377
(4,441)
60,669
(4,607)
70,651
(5,229)
67,684
(4,926)
65,395
(4,697)
59,641
(4,400)
60,633
(4,393)
58,567
(4,184)
57,908
(4,054)
55,803
(3,813)
58,318
(3,891)
55,090
(3,623)
46,271
(3,006)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5,973
(475.3)
6,615
(512.0)
6,724
(510.6)
8,005
(592.4)
5,803
(422.4)
5,657
(406.3)
5,893
(434.8)
6,367
(461.3)
6,577
(469.9)
7,140
(499.8)
6,176
(422.0)
7,233
(482.6)
6,864
(451.4)
6,089
(395.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
424
(33.7)
484
(37.5)
459
(34.9)
521
(38.6)
416
(30.3)
327
(23.5)
209
(15.4)
245
(17.8)
315
(22.5)
298
(20.9)
261
(17.8)
254
(16.9)
207
(13.6)
186
(12.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)496.3479.7489.6552.6497.5475.8440.6441.7458.7441.2427.5475.4456.4395.1

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 3,637 registered sex offenders living in San Antonio, Texas as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Antonio is 410 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
San Antonio:

367.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
San Antonio:

407.7
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Antonio:

413.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Antonio:

339.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Antonio:

318.2
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Antonio:

346.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Antonio:

281.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Antonio:

287.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Antonio:

328.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Antonio:

319.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Antonio:

387.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Antonio:

316.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Antonio:

342.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Antonio:

352.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Antonio:

281.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Antonio:

261.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
San Antonio:

347.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
San Antonio:

328.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
San Antonio:

403.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Antonio:

430.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Antonio:

412.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Antonio:

450.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Antonio:

491.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Antonio:

515.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Antonio:

511.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Antonio:

544.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Antonio:

574.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Antonio:

630.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Antonio:

561.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Antonio:

525.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Antonio:

541.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Antonio:

436.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Antonio:

452.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
San Antonio:

448.2
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: 2,991 (2,352 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

1.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,929 (2,305 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Texas average:

1.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,819 (2,152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Texas average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,708 (2,191 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,895 (2,388 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Texas average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,889 (2,312 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,883 (2,276 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Texas average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3,002 (2,324 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,949 (2,303 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,809 (2,259 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,819 (2,155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 2,773 (2,132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Texas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 2,516 (1,993 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 2,482 (1,975 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 2,479 (1,995 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 2,504 (2,009 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in San Antonio, TX
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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