Dallas crime rate and crime statistics for 2022

Let’s dive deep into some stats, look at crime rates and crime charts, 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 population, more than double the national average. Its property crime rate of 3,508.88 per 100,000 population is 1.8 times higher than the national average.

Here is a scale to give you an idea of ​​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 being a victim of a violent crime in Dallas.

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

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

Here is a map showing the evolution of violent crime in Dallas over a 12-year period.

violent crimes in Dallas, TX

* Violent crimes include; homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults.

Murder rate

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

Year-over-year murders down 13%

Dallas’ murder rate is 2.6 times the national average.

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

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

Here’s a graph showing you how homicides have evolved over the past 12 years in Dallas:

Murders in Dallas have been on the rise since 2014.

homicides in Dallas, Texas

Property crime rate

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

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

Here is a map showing the evolution of property crime in Dallas over a 12 year period.

Property crime has steadily declined in Dallas over the past 12 years.

property crimes in Dallas, TX

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

Dallas Crime Rate Compared to Other Texas Cities (2020)

Here’s how Dallas’ violent crime rate compares to other cities in Texas. Dallas has the 3rd highest crime rate of any listed city.

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

Splendor 2,300 260.87

Plan

285,494

158.32

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

Dallas Crime Rate Comparison

Here is a list of the 19 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by crime rate. Dallas’ crime rate is 2.9 times lower than Memphis, the most dangerous city in the United States

crime rate dallas vs most dangerous cities in usa

How are Dallas crime rates calculated?

The 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 equates to a murder rate of 16.85 per 100,000 population.

Dallas, TX Crime Stats

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

criminality

2020

2021

% Change

HOMICIDE

254

220

-13%

GRATED

527

386

-27%

FLIGHT

3,494

2481

-29%

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

8,076

7,959

-1%

BURGLARY

8,176

6,792

-17%

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

10,732

11,847

ten%

THEFT THEFT

27,717

27,185

-2%

TOTAL

58,976

56,870

-3.57%

**All data is from Dallas Police Department and cross-referenced with duke of the fbi**

How much has crime increased/decreased in Dallas?

In 2021, Dallas reported 56,870 total crimes, a decrease of 3.57% from 2020.

In 2021, Dallas reported 11,046 violent crimes, an 11% decrease from 2020.

In 2021, Dallas reported 220 murders, a 13% decrease from 2020.

In 2021, Dallas reported 45,824 property crimes, a 2% decrease from 2020.

Facts About Dallas, Texas

  • The 2020 population of Dallas is 1,305,944 and is the 9th largest city in the United States.
  • The city covers an area of ​​339,604 square miles.
  • The median age in the city is 31.8.
  • 77.5% of residents age 25 and older are high school graduates. 33.4% of residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The median household income in the city was $52,580. The city’s per capita income was $52,580.
  • 18.9% of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in McAllen is $400,000 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a 2-bedroom McAllen apartment is $2,454.