Dallas, TX Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
57,043
Total Crimes
4,184.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
68.94%
Above National Average
560 out of 615
In Texas
8,872 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Dallas, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Dallas is 4,184.2 per 100,000 people. That's 68.94% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 48.92% 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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Dallas SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
6
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Dallas
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 57,043 4,184.2 2,809.6 2,476.7
Murder 198 14.5 4.9 5.0
Robbery 4,400 322.7 100.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 6,369 467.2 263.0 250.2
Violent Crime 11,764 862.9 418.9 366.7
Burglary 9,210 675.6 392.8 340.5
Larceny 25,812 1,893.4 1,730.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 10,257 752.4 267.2 219.9
Property Crime 45,279 3,321.3 2,390.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Dallas

11,764.0
Violent Crimes
862.9
Violent Crimes / 100k People
135.32%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 115.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Dallas each year. That compares to a 1 in 238.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Dallas is 862.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 135.32% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 105.98% higher than the Texas violent crime rate of 418.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Dallas

45,279.0
Property Crimes
3,321.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.41%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 30.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Dallas each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Dallas is 3,321.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.41% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 38.93% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,390.7 per 100,000 people.

Dallas 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 Dallas

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Plano, TX 291,611 5,339 1,830.9 1,683.1 147.8
Garland, TX 244,277 7,049 2,885.7 2,583.5 302.1
Mesquite, TX 143,078 5,882 4,111.0 3,632.3 478.8
Carrollton, TX 138,216 2,555 1,848.6 1,710.4 138.2
Richardson, TX 123,893 2,457 1,983.2 1,839.5 143.7
Rowlett, TX 63,863 1,026 1,606.6 1,428.1 178.5
Euless, TX 58,136 1,293 2,224.1 2,040.0 184.1
Coppell, TX 42,181 550 1,303.9 1,244.6 59.3
Farmers Branch, TX 41,932 1,003 2,392.0 2,241.7 150.2
Sachse, TX 26,926 198 735.3 687.1 48.3
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