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Austin, TX | Crime Rates

Austin is a region located in TX, and has a population of 807,022. This region is policed by AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Austin has an overall crime rate of 7,205 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Austin is 1 in 14 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Austin for the previous 2 years was 8,089 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Austin has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Austin USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 7,205 4,506
Murder Rate 3.1 6
Robbery Rate 137 148
Rape Rate 26 30
Assault Rate 1,803 644
Burglary Rate 873 726
Forced Entry Rate 560 417
Larceny Rate 4,098 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 265 362

Policing Statistics

Austin USA
Overall Clearance 100% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 100% 52%
Rape Clearance 100% 38%
Robbery Clearance 100% 23%
Burglary Clearance 71% 12%
Larceny Clearance 100% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 72% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 1440 sex offender(s) in Austin. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 178 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Austin. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Texas see https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/SexOffender/index.aspx

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. Insideprison.com is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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