Amarillo, TX Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
9,282
Total Crimes
4,617.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
86.42%
Above National Average
578 out of 615
In Texas
9,091 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Amarillo, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Amarillo is 4,617.1 per 100,000 people. That's 86.42% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 64.33% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,809.6 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Amarillo SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
9

How Does Amarillo Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Amarillo
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 9,282 4,617.1 2,809.6 2,476.7
Murder 15 7.5 4.9 5.0
Robbery 246 122.4 100.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,025 509.9 263.0 250.2
Violent Crime 1,447 719.8 418.9 366.7
Burglary 1,439 715.8 392.8 340.5
Larceny 5,425 2,698.5 1,730.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 971 483.0 267.2 219.9
Property Crime 7,835 3,897.3 2,390.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Amarillo

1,447.0
Violent Crimes
719.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
96.28%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 138.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Amarillo each year. That compares to a 1 in 238.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Amarillo is 719.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 96.28% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 71.81% higher than the Texas violent crime rate of 418.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Amarillo

7,835.0
Property Crimes
3,897.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
84.72%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 25.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Amarillo each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Amarillo is 3,897.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 84.72% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 63.02% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,390.7 per 100,000 people.

Amarillo Crime Compared To Texas Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Texas.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Amarillo

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Canyon, TX 16,312 167 1,023.8 938.0 85.8
Hereford, TX 14,733 391 2,653.9 2,104.1 549.8
Dumas, TX 14,290 277 1,938.4 1,763.5 174.9
Borger, TX 12,675 539 4,252.5 3,936.9 315.6
Panhandle, TX 2,322 32 1,378.1 1,076.7 301.5
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