Houston, TX Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
127,007
Total Crimes
5,391.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
117.70%
Above National Average
595 out of 615
In Texas
9,376 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Houston, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Houston is 5,391.7 per 100,000 people. That's 117.70% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 91.90% 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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Houston SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
3
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
6

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Houston
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 127,007 5,391.7 2,809.6 2,476.7
Murder 275 11.7 4.9 5.0
Robbery 9,147 388.3 100.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 14,586 619.2 263.0 250.2
Violent Crime 25,257 1,072.2 418.9 366.7
Burglary 17,038 723.3 392.8 340.5
Larceny 71,614 3,040.2 1,730.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 13,098 556.0 267.2 219.9
Property Crime 101,750 4,319.5 2,390.7 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Houston

25,257.0
Violent Crimes
1,072.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
192.39%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 93.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Houston each year. That compares to a 1 in 238.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Houston is 1,072.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 192.39% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 155.94% higher than the Texas violent crime rate of 418.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Houston

101,750.0
Property Crimes
4,319.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
104.72%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 23.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Houston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Houston is 4,319.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 104.72% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 80.68% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,390.7 per 100,000 people.

Houston 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 Houston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Pearland, TX 126,206 2,184 1,730.5 1,641.0 89.5
Sugar Land, TX 89,919 1,619 1,800.5 1,709.3 91.2
Deer Park, TX 34,167 599 1,753.2 1,612.7 140.5
Bellaire, TX 19,233 362 1,882.2 1,773.0 109.2
West University Place, TX 15,818 130 821.8 783.9 37.9
Galena Park, TX 10,934 163 1,490.8 1,289.6 201.2
Southside Place, TX 1,902 16 841.2 683.5 157.7
Spring Valley, WI 1,352 4 295.9 295.9 0.0
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