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


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

Crime rate in Amarillo, TX

The 2022 crime rate in Amarillo, TX is 416 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Amarillo crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 23 - an increase of 2 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Amarillo has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Amarillo, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Amarillo:

416.2
Canyon:

79.7
Panhandle:

1.7
Vega:

8.3
Borger:

255.9
Hereford:

195.6
Tulia:

357.9
Dumas:

167.4
Stinnett:

33.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Amarillo by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
10
(5.3)
10
(5.2)
10
(5.1)
10
(5.1)
9
(4.6)
7
(3.5)
9
(4.5)
11
(5.5)
16
(8.0)
12
(6.0)
16
(8.0)
15
(7.5)
21
(10.5)
23
(11.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
99
(52.4)
102
(53.5)
106
(54.4)
110
(56.0)
223
(113.4)
238
(120.4)
175
(88.0)
168
(83.9)
193
(96.0)
208
(103.4)
172
(85.6)
144
(71.9)
164
(81.8)
197
(97.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
352
(186.5)
238
(124.8)
235
(120.7)
278
(141.4)
244
(124.1)
283
(143.1)
272
(136.8)
260
(129.9)
236
(117.4)
305
(151.7)
250
(124.4)
241
(120.3)
185
(92.3)
199
(98.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,119
(592.8)
850
(445.7)
874
(448.9)
880
(447.7)
824
(419.2)
825
(417.2)
833
(419.1)
987
(493.2)
1,086
(540.3)
1,107
(550.5)
1,028
(511.4)
1,281
(639.6)
1,164
(580.5)
1,118
(554.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,561
(1,357)
2,594
(1,360)
2,018
(1,036)
2,087
(1,062)
1,832
(932.0)
1,845
(933.1)
1,832
(921.7)
1,805
(901.9)
1,688
(839.8)
1,537
(764.4)
1,443
(717.8)
1,408
(703.0)
1,308
(652.3)
1,166
(578.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,768
(4,115)
7,849
(4,116)
6,755
(3,469)
6,184
(3,146)
5,706
(2,903)
6,690
(3,384)
6,709
(3,375)
6,795
(3,395)
6,168
(3,069)
6,024
(2,996)
5,444
(2,708)
4,921
(2,457)
4,614
(2,301)
4,899
(2,430)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
710
(376.1)
648
(339.8)
616
(316.4)
629
(320.0)
697
(354.6)
854
(431.9)
784
(394.4)
922
(460.7)
991
(493.1)
911
(453.0)
976
(485.5)
1,064
(531.2)
860
(428.9)
932
(462.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
76
(40.3)
57
(29.9)
75
(38.5)
54
(27.5)
52
(26.5)
36
(18.2)
27
(13.6)
32
(16.0)
46
(22.9)
36
(17.9)
39
(19.4)
32
(16.0)
46
(22.9)
53
(26.3)
City-Data.com crime index516.7466.9416.4412.6430.7465.0435.4451.5457.0459.9421.3426.5402.2416.2

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 883 registered sex offenders living in Amarillo, Texas as of May 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Amarillo is 224 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Amarillo, TX?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Amarillo:

447.2
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Amarillo:

439.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Amarillo:

466.8
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Amarillo:

419.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Amarillo:

466.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Amarillo:

440.8
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Amarillo:

406.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Amarillo:

375.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Amarillo:

407.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Amarillo:

394.2
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Amarillo:

360.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Amarillo:

349.5
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Amarillo:

349.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Amarillo:

452.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Amarillo:

435.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Amarillo:

464.9
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Amarillo:

397.2
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Amarillo:

388.3
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Amarillo:

306.6
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Amarillo:

309.9
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Amarillo:

343.1
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Amarillo:

351.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Amarillo:

370.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Amarillo:

395.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Amarillo:

419.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Amarillo:

412.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Amarillo:

420.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Amarillo:

384.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Amarillo:

417.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Amarillo:

428.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Amarillo:

528.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Amarillo:

533.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Amarillo:

507.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Amarillo:

499.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Amarillo:

467.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Amarillo:

506.9
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: 405 (345 officers - 304 male; 41 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 416 (354 officers - 315 male; 39 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 413 (333 officers - 302 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 411 (343 officers - 320 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 392 (342 officers - 319 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 412 (358 officers - 333 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Texas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 389 (339 officers - 315 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 374 (323 officers - 299 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 371 (320 officers - 295 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 357 (309 officers - 285 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 364 (308 officers - 283 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 420 (308 officers - 280 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 413 (303 officers - 276 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 386 (295 officers - 272 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 379 (291 officers - 269 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 359 (272 officers - 250 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 369 (283 officers - 262 male; 21 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Texas average:

2.17

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

Zip codes: 79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79111, 79118, 79119, 79121, 79124.