Austin, TX Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
37,375
Total Crimes
3,839.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
49.51%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Austin, TX?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Austin is 3,839.9 per 100,000 people. That's 49.51% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 38.22% higher than the Texas total crime rate of 2,778.1 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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Austin SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
5
Diversity
9.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
7

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Austin
/ 100k People
Texas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 37,375 3,839.9 2,778.1 2,568.4
Murder 32 3.3 4.6 5.0
Robbery 1,021 104.9 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1,880 193.1 256.6 246.8
Violent Crime 3,720 382.2 410.9 368.9
Burglary 4,549 467.4 410.8 376.0
Larceny 26,568 2,729.6 1,713.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 2,538 260.8 243.2 228.9
Property Crime 33,655 3,457.7 2,367.2 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Austin

3,720
Violent Crimes
382.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
3.60%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 261.7 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Austin each year. That compares to a 1 in 243.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Austin is 382.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 3.60% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • -6.98% lower than the Texas violent crime rate of 410.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Austin

33,655
Property Crimes
3,457.7
Property Crimes / 100k People
57.20%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 28.9 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Austin each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Austin is 3,457.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.20% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 46.07% higher than the Texas property crime rate of 2,367.2 per 100,000 people.

Austin 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 Austin

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Round Rock, TX 127,354 2,648 2,079.2 1,958.3 120.9
Cedar Park, TX 79,087 1,063 1,344.1 1,221.4 122.6
Leander, TX 53,637 549 1,023.5 934.1 89.5
Lakeway, TX 15,722 176 1,119.5 979.5 139.9
West Lake Hills, TX 3,444 96 2,787.5 2,584.2 203.3
Rollingwood, TX 1,585 17 1,072.6 1,072.6 0.0
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