Dallas Crime Rate And Crime Statistics For 2022


Lets deep dive into the some statistics, look at crime rates and crime graphs and see how safe or dangerous Dallas really is.

What is Dallas’ crime rate?

In 2021, Dallas had a crime rate of 845.82 per 100,000 people, which is more than twice the national average. It’s property crime rate of 3,508.88 per 100,000 people is 1.8 times greater than the national average.

Here’s a scale to give you some perspective on Dallas’ crime rate:

dallas crime rate

Dallas’ Crime Rate Breakdown

Violent Crime Rate

In 2021 Dallas reported 11,046 violent crimes: 220 homicides, 386 rapes, 2,481 robberies and 7,959 aggravated assaults.

You have a 1 in 118 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Dallas.

You have a 1 in 1,156 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Dallas.

Dallas has a similar crime rate to cities like Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Atlanta.

Here’s a map showing you how violent crime has trended in Dallas over a 12 year period.

violent crimes in Dallas, TX

*Violent crimes include; homicides, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Murder Rate

In 2021, Dallas reported 220 murders and had a murder rate of 16.85 per 100,000 people.

Year over year murders has decreased by 13%

Dallas’s murder rate is 2.6 times greater than the national average.

Dallas murder rate is similar to Savannah, Nashville and Louisville.

You have a 1 in 5,936 chance of becoming a victim of murder in Dallas.

Here’s a graph showing you how homicides has trended over the last 12 years in Dallas:

Murders in Dallas has been steadily increasing since 2014.

homicides in Dallas, TX

 

Property Crime Rate

In 2021 Dallas reported 45,824 property crimes: 6,792 burglaries, 11,847 motor vehicle thefts and 27,185 larcenies.

You have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Dallas.

Here’s a map showing you how property crime has trended in Dallas over a 12 year period.

Property crime has been steadily decreasing in Dallas over the last 12 years.

property crimes in Dallas, TX

*Property crimes include; burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson

Dallas’ crime rate vs other cities in Texas (2020)

Here’e how Dallas’ violent crime rate compared to other cities in Texas. Dallas has the 3rd highest crime rates of all the cities listed.

Population

Violent Crime Rate (2020)

Houston

2,304,580

1,278.93

Lubbock

257,141

1,109.12

Dallas

1,304,379

882.72

Corpus Christi

317,863

872.07

San Antonio

1,434,625

784.32

Fort Worth

918,915

547.28

Arlington

394,266

543.29

Austin

961,855

485.62

El Paso

678,815

319.23

Splendora 2,300 260.87

Plano

285,494

158.32

Groesbeck 4,268 140.58
Sachse 27,103 59.03
Fulshear 16,856 17.80

Dallas Crime Rate Comparison

Here’s a list of the top 19 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by crime rates. Dallas’ crime rate is 2.9 times less than Memphis, the most dangerous city in the U.S.

dallas crime rate vs most dangerous cities us

How are Dallas’ crime rates calculated?

Crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

For example, in 2021 there were 220 homicides in Dallas and the population was 1,305,944. This equals a murder rate of 16.85 per 100,000 residents.

Dallas, TX Crime Statistics

Here’s a breakdown of all the crimes in the city for 2020 and 2021

Crime

2020

2021

% Change

HOMICIDE

254

220

-13%

RAPE

527

386

-27%

ROBBERY

3,494

2481

-29%

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

8,076

7,959

-1%

BURGLARY

8,176

6,792

-17%

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

10,732

11,847

10%

LARCENY THEFT

27,717

27,185

-2%

TOTAL

58,976

56,870

-3.57%

**All data is from the Dallas Police Department and cross-referenced with the FBI UCR**

How much has crime increased/decreased in Dallas?

In 2021, Dallas reported 56,870 total crimes, which is a 3.57% decrease over 2020.

In 2021, Dallas reported 11,046 violent crimes, which is a 11% decrease over 2020.

In 2021 , Dallas reported 220 murders, which is a 13% decrease over 2020.

In 2021, Dallas reported 45,824 property crimes, which is a 2% decrease over 2020.

Facts about Dallas, TX

  • The population of Dallas in 2020 is 1,305,944 people and is the 9th largest city in the United States.
  • The city covers a land area of 339.604 square miles.
  • The median age in the city is 31.8 years old.
  • 77.5% of residents 25 and older is a high school graduate. 33.4% of residents 25 and older has a bachelors degree or higher.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $52,580. The per capita income for the city was $52,580.
  • 18.9% of the population live below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in McAllen is $400,000 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a McAllen 2-bedroom apartment is $2,454.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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