Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

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


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

Crime rate in Austin, TX

The 2020 crime rate in Austin, TX is 317 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 89.3% U.S. cities. The 2020 Austin crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 44 - an increase of 11 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Austin has seen increasing violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Austin, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Austin:

316.8
Rollingwood:

89.6
West Lake Hills:

147.1
Sunset Valley:

739.3
Manor:

144.0
Bee Cave:

157.7
Pflugerville:

110.2
Lakeway:

101.9
Cedar Park:

109.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Austin by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
30
(4.2)
23
(3.1)
22
(2.9)
38
(4.8)
27
(3.3)
31
(3.7)
26
(3.0)
32
(3.5)
23
(2.5)
39
(4.1)
26
(2.7)
32
(3.3)
33
(3.3)
44
(4.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
328
(45.8)
273
(36.2)
265
(34.5)
265
(33.5)
211
(26.1)
209
(25.1)
217
(25.3)
571
(63.2)
487
(51.9)
747
(78.1)
834
(85.8)
787
(80.9)
575
(58.3)
478
(47.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,457
(203.3)
1,333
(176.9)
1,415
(184.0)
1,231
(155.7)
1,106
(137.0)
978
(117.4)
763
(88.8)
873
(96.6)
929
(99.0)
1,048
(109.5)
987
(101.5)
1,021
(104.9)
1,012
(102.6)
1,101
(110.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,056
(286.8)
2,306
(306.0)
2,322
(302.0)
2,256
(285.4)
2,126
(263.4)
2,187
(262.6)
2,117
(246.4)
2,105
(232.9)
2,058
(219.2)
2,069
(216.2)
2,186
(224.9)
1,880
(193.1)
2,431
(246.5)
3,048
(304.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8,031
(1,120)
8,586
(1,139)
8,753
(1,138)
8,749
(1,107)
7,042
(872.6)
7,244
(869.7)
6,550
(762.4)
5,733
(634.2)
5,000
(532.6)
5,252
(548.8)
4,380
(450.6)
4,549
(467.4)
4,345
(440.6)
4,774
(477.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
34,461
(4,808)
33,582
(4,457)
37,054
(4,819)
34,827
(4,406)
33,069
(4,098)
33,913
(4,072)
32,948
(3,835)
29,423
(3,255)
28,068
(2,990)
26,204
(2,738)
24,542
(2,525)
26,568
(2,730)
29,279
(2,969)
27,481
(2,747)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,961
(413.1)
2,633
(349.4)
2,219
(288.6)
2,250
(284.7)
2,139
(265.0)
2,315
(277.9)
2,169
(252.5)
2,288
(253.1)
2,331
(248.3)
2,119
(221.4)
2,079
(213.9)
2,538
(260.8)
3,035
(307.8)
4,067
(406.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
116
(16.2)
87
(11.5)
96
(12.5)
122
(15.4)
127
(15.7)
121
(14.5)
105
(12.2)
95
(10.5)
91
(9.7)
74
(7.7)
76
(7.8)
56
(5.8)
103
(10.4)
134
(13.4)
City-Data.com crime index467.1435.3444.4416.8367.6361.2329.1328.0296.7312.4299.1304.1307.7316.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. 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 1,441 registered sex offenders living in Austin, Texas as of February 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Austin is 658 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Austin:

264.0
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Austin:

239.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Austin:

236.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Austin:

254.4
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Austin:

249.1
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Austin:

215.9
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Austin:

235.0
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Austin:

198.9
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Austin:

222.5
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Austin:

233.1
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Austin:

263.7
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Austin:

283.2
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Austin:

283.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Austin:

299.2
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Austin:

284.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Austin:

226.3
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Austin:

240.8
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Austin:

210.2
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Austin:

293.8
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Austin:

282.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Austin:

269.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Austin:

248.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Austin:

279.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Austin:

293.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Austin:

327.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Austin:

382.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Austin:

419.2
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Austin:

419.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Austin:

484.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Austin:

511.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Austin:

503.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Austin:

526.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Austin:

486.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Austin:

410.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Austin:

407.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Austin:

422.5
U.S. Average:

334.1
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: 2,087 (1,613 officers - 1,436 male; 177 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 2,290 (1,738 officers - 1,552 male; 186 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2,469 (1,802 officers - 1,616 male; 186 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,422 (1,851 officers - 1,663 male; 188 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,366 (1,808 officers - 1,630 male; 178 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,361 (1,807 officers - 1,635 male; 172 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,290 (1,750 officers - 1,575 male; 175 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Texas average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2,306 (1,709 officers - 1,538 male; 171 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Texas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 2,233 (1,675 officers - 1,505 male; 170 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,252 (1,628 officers - 1,454 male; 174 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2,211 (1,644 officers - 1,465 male; 179 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2,141 (1,605 officers - 1,431 male; 174 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 2,146 (1,564 officers - 1,383 male; 181 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2,034 (1,466 officers - 1,291 male; 175 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,995 (1,418 officers - 1,253 male; 165 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,946 (1,373 officers - 1,216 male; 157 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,835 (1,361 officers - 1,207 male; 154 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,826 (1,365 officers - 1,204 male; 161 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,744 (1,314 officers - 1,162 male; 152 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Texas average:

2.17

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

Zip codes: 78610, 78613, 78617, 78641, 78652, 78653, 78660, 78664, 78681, 78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78712, 78717, 78719, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78724, 78725, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78734, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78739, 78741, 78742, 78744, 78745, 78746, 78747, 78748, 78749, 78750, 78751, 78752, 78753, 78754, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759.