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


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

Crime rate in Lubbock, TX

The 2020 crime rate in Lubbock, TX is 513 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.0 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.1% U.S. cities. The 2020 Lubbock crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 28 - an increase of 18 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years Lubbock has seen rise of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Lubbock, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Lubbock:

513.0
Wolfforth:

59.3
Shallowater:

82.0
Ransom Canyon:

32.3
New Deal:

5.0
Idalou:

90.1
Slaton:

356.2
Abernathy:

116.9
Lorenzo:

134.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Lubbock by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
15
(7.0)
8
(3.6)
13
(5.8)
10
(4.4)
8
(3.4)
11
(4.6)
5
(2.1)
12
(5.0)
16
(6.5)
6
(2.4)
12
(4.7)
13
(5.1)
10
(3.9)
28
(10.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
101
(47.2)
82
(37.3)
93
(41.7)
91
(39.6)
70
(29.9)
104
(43.8)
88
(37.0)
128
(52.9)
187
(75.6)
177
(70.0)
167
(65.1)
242
(94.0)
272
(104.9)
225
(85.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
259
(121.0)
298
(135.7)
311
(139.5)
328
(142.9)
313
(133.5)
325
(137.0)
388
(163.1)
333
(137.7)
442
(178.8)
471
(186.2)
402
(156.8)
443
(172.1)
468
(180.5)
431
(164.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,578
(737.4)
1,710
(778.7)
1,662
(745.7)
1,572
(684.7)
1,409
(601.1)
1,522
(641.5)
1,348
(566.7)
1,611
(666.2)
1,746
(706.1)
2,087
(825.2)
2,108
(822.4)
1,875
(728.5)
1,868
(720.7)
2,168
(827.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,136
(1,466)
3,109
(1,416)
3,730
(1,674)
3,083
(1,343)
3,410
(1,455)
3,099
(1,306)
2,608
(1,096)
2,288
(946.1)
2,629
(1,063)
2,678
(1,059)
2,416
(942.5)
2,316
(899.9)
2,391
(922.4)
2,296
(875.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7,942
(3,711)
8,564
(3,900)
8,754
(3,928)
8,802
(3,834)
7,975
(3,402)
8,429
(3,553)
8,103
(3,406)
7,563
(3,127)
8,800
(3,559)
8,933
(3,532)
8,219
(3,206)
8,245
(3,204)
8,329
(3,213)
7,316
(2,791)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
606
(283.2)
598
(272.3)
526
(236.0)
506
(220.4)
693
(295.6)
745
(314.0)
846
(355.6)
766
(316.8)
949
(383.8)
1,050
(415.2)
1,309
(510.7)
1,193
(463.5)
1,225
(472.6)
1,158
(441.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
34
(15.9)
51
(23.2)
69
(31.0)
54
(23.5)
56
(23.9)
46
(19.4)
37
(15.6)
46
(19.0)
33
(13.3)
47
(18.6)
53
(20.7)
59
(22.9)
85
(32.8)
102
(38.9)
City-Data.com crime index509.3510.5529.2485.2452.6472.4437.5443.5515.8530.3508.1510.9520.9513.0

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.
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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 600 registered sex offenders living in Lubbock, Texas as of February 27, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lubbock is 421 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2020
Lubbock:

602.9
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
Lubbock:

563.3
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Lubbock:

554.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Lubbock:

564.1
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
Lubbock:

580.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Lubbock:

531.0
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
Lubbock:

464.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Lubbock:

406.1
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Lubbock:

442.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Lubbock:

404.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Lubbock:

462.2
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
Lubbock:

496.0
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Lubbock:

501.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Lubbock:

490.4
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Lubbock:

534.6
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Lubbock:

448.8
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
Lubbock:

448.5
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
Lubbock:

492.9
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
Lubbock:

381.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Lubbock:

416.0
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Lubbock:

409.7
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Lubbock:

425.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Lubbock:

450.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Lubbock:

448.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Lubbock:

393.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Lubbock:

442.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Lubbock:

486.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Lubbock:

505.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Lubbock:

493.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Lubbock:

566.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Lubbock:

519.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Lubbock:

521.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Lubbock:

532.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Lubbock:

426.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Lubbock:

426.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Lubbock:

448.9
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: 535 (421 officers - 378 male; 43 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 557 (446 officers - 402 male; 44 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 534 (432 officers - 394 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 526 (392 officers - 363 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 506 (388 officers - 362 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Texas average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 516 (399 officers - 369 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Texas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 547 (399 officers - 370 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 556 (401 officers - 372 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 488 (378 officers - 349 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 513 (382 officers - 355 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 466 (354 officers - 325 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 499 (359 officers - 335 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 521 (365 officers - 340 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 487 (368 officers - 341 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 472 (359 officers - 333 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 395 (304 officers - 281 male; 23 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 407 (308 officers - 289 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Texas average:

2.17

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

Zip codes: 79382, 79401, 79403, 79406, 79407, 79410, 79411, 79412, 79413, 79414, 79415, 79416, 79423, 79424.