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


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

Crime rate in Waco, TX

The 2022 crime rate in Waco, TX is 360 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.5 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 92.1% U.S. cities. The 2022 Waco crime rate fell by 7% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 14 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Waco has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Waco, TX is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Waco:

359.7
Beverly Hills:

411.4
Bellmead:

302.2
Woodway:

56.2
Lacy-Lakeview:

255.4
Robinson:

143.5
Hewitt:

109.0
Lorena:

94.6
Riesel:

74.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Waco by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(7.2)
5
(4.0)
11
(8.6)
6
(4.7)
4
(3.1)
6
(4.6)
22
(16.7)
4
(3.0)
5
(3.7)
2
(1.4)
11
(7.9)
14
(9.9)
15
(10.5)
14
(9.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
49
(39.2)
51
(40.9)
70
(54.9)
63
(49.0)
58
(45.5)
101
(77.7)
78
(59.4)
126
(94.2)
117
(86.0)
131
(94.9)
90
(64.3)
83
(58.9)
115
(80.4)
117
(83.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
228
(182.3)
195
(156.2)
245
(192.3)
182
(141.5)
142
(111.3)
138
(106.2)
142
(108.1)
156
(116.6)
108
(79.4)
121
(87.6)
132
(94.4)
142
(100.8)
148
(103.4)
106
(75.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
597
(477.2)
587
(470.3)
440
(345.3)
384
(298.6)
311
(243.8)
331
(254.7)
453
(344.7)
409
(305.7)
460
(338.2)
501
(362.8)
551
(393.9)
669
(474.9)
756
(528.3)
669
(474.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,897
(1,516)
1,856
(1,487)
1,670
(1,311)
1,550
(1,205)
1,508
(1,182)
1,373
(1,057)
1,143
(869.8)
1,087
(812.5)
957
(703.7)
1,097
(794.4)
712
(509.0)
871
(618.3)
932
(651.3)
750
(532.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4,879
(3,900)
4,373
(3,504)
4,593
(3,604)
4,139
(3,219)
3,751
(2,940)
3,434
(2,643)
3,614
(2,750)
3,648
(2,727)
3,741
(2,751)
3,350
(2,426)
3,502
(2,504)
3,578
(2,540)
3,426
(2,394)
3,420
(2,427)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
334
(267.0)
210
(168.3)
159
(124.8)
155
(120.5)
163
(127.8)
202
(155.5)
156
(118.7)
147
(109.9)
191
(140.4)
328
(237.5)
324
(231.6)
413
(293.2)
421
(294.2)
380
(269.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
21
(16.8)
26
(20.8)
35
(27.5)
53
(41.2)
42
(32.9)
32
(24.6)
55
(41.9)
12
(9.0)
16
(11.8)
20
(14.5)
9
(6.4)
25
(17.7)
9
(6.3)
22
(15.6)
City-Data.com crime index479.4439.4433.8373.5335.4346.3362.7352.2338.2349.3328.6360.6386.9359.7

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 619 registered sex offenders living in Waco, Texas as of June 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Waco is 217 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Waco:

377.9
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Waco:

417.2
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Waco:

366.7
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Waco:

324.2
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Waco:

323.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Waco:

302.2
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Waco:

311.3
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Waco:

319.2
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Waco:

267.4
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Waco:

229.3
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Waco:

278.4
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Waco:

341.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Waco:

362.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Waco:

383.3
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Waco:

462.2
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Waco:

397.5
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Waco:

330.0
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Waco:

321.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Waco:

268.3
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Waco:

294.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Waco:

294.6
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Waco:

261.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Waco:

315.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Waco:

299.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Waco:

315.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Waco:

329.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Waco:

366.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Waco:

402.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Waco:

420.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Waco:

461.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Waco:

497.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Waco:

538.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Waco:

586.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Waco:

471.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Waco:

470.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Waco:

566.0
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: 349 (253 officers - 215 male; 38 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Texas average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 348 (253 officers - 217 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 334 (241 officers - 204 male; 37 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Texas average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 347 (249 officers - 215 male; 34 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 338 (248 officers - 216 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Texas average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 334 (241 officers - 209 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Texas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 329 (237 officers - 206 male; 31 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 324 (248 officers - 220 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Texas average:

2.05

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 325 (240 officers - 212 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Texas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 322 (241 officers - 216 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 324 (244 officers - 220 male; 24 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Texas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 329 (246 officers - 221 male; 25 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Texas average:

2.23

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 315 (236 officers - 214 male; 22 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Texas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 313 (236 officers - 217 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 326 (228 officers - 209 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Texas average:

2.13

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 318 (222 officers - 204 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Texas average:

2.18

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 317 (235 officers - 216 male; 19 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Texas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 307 (215 officers - 197 male; 18 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Texas average:

2.17

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

Zip codes: 76701, 76704, 76707, 76710, 76798.