San Antonio crime rate and crime statistics for 2022

Let’s dive deep into some stats, look at crime rates and graphs, and see how safe or dangerous San Antonio really is.

What is San Antonio’s crime rate?

In 2021, San Antonio reported 8,825 violent crimes and had a crime rate of 607.25 per 100,000 population. San Antonio’s crime rate is 1.5 times the national average.

Breakdown of crime rate in San Antonio

Violent crime rate

San Antonio has a similar violent crime rate to cities like Austin, Portland and Fort Worth.

You have a 1 in 165 chance of being a victim of a violent crime in San Antonio.

Violent crimes in 2021 are down 22% from 2020.

Here is a map showing the evolution of violent crime in San Antonio over an 11-year period.

crime rate in san antonio

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

Murder rate

In 2021, San Antonio reported 117 murders and had a murder rate of 8.05 per 100,000 population. Murders down 9% in 2020

The murder rate in San Antonio is 24% higher than the national average.

San Antonio has a similar homicide rate to cities like Colorado Springs, Corpus Christi and Seattle.

You have a 1 in 12,421 chance of being a murder victim in San Antonio.

Here’s a map showing you how murders have evolved over the past 11 years in San Antonio

murder rate in san antonio

Property crime rate

In 2021, San Antonio reported 48,672 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 3,349.13 per 100,000 population. Property crimes down 13% in 2020

San Antonio’s property crime rate is 1.7 times the national average.

San Antonio has a property crime rate similar to Jacksonville, Savannah and Chicago.

You have a 1 in 30 chance of being a victim of property crime in San Antonio.

Here is a map showing the evolution of property crime in San Antonio over an 11-year period.

property crime rate in san antonio

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

San Antonio Crime Rate Compared to Other Texas Cities (2020)

Here’s how San Antonio’s violent crime rate compares to other cities in Texas. San Antonio had the 5th highest crime rate of any of the most populous cities in Texas.

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

Plan

285,494

158.32

San Antonio Crime Rate Comparison

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

San Antonio crime rate compared to the most dangerous cities in the United States

How are San Antonio’s 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 117 murders in San Antonio and the population was 1,453,275. This equates to a murder rate of 8.05 per 100,000 population.

San Antonio Crime Statistics

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

criminality

2020

2021

% Change

HOMICIDE

128

117

-9%

GRATED

1,164

877

-25%

FLIGHT

2,100

1,395

-34%

AGGRESSION

7,860

6,436

-18%

BURGLARY

7,606

5,778

-24%

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

6,707

7,284

9%

THEFT THEFT

40,513

35,610

-12%

TOTAL

66,078

57,797

-13%

**All data is from San Antonio Police Department**

How much has crime increased in San Antonio??

In 2021, San Antonio reported 57,797 total crimes, a 13% decrease from 2020.

In 2021, San Antonio reported 8,825 violent crimes, a 22% decrease from 2020.

In 2021, San Antonio reported 117 murders, a 9% decrease from 2020.

In 2021, San Antonio reported 48,672 property crimes, a 12% decrease from 2020.

Facts About San Antonio, Texas

  • The 2021 population of San Antonio is 1,453,275 and is the 7th most populous city in the United States.
  • The city covers an area of ​​498.85 square miles.
  • The racial makeup of the city: 64.2% Hispanic or Latino, 24.7% White, 7% African American, 2.8% Asian, 0.8% Native American, and 3 .0% of two or more breeds.
  • The city’s median age is 32.
  • The median household income in the city was $52,455. The city’s per capita income was $25,894.
  • 17.8% of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • 82.4% of residents aged 25 and over have a high school diploma. 26.0% of residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The median home price in San Antonio is $278.5,000 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in San Antonio is $1,489.