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Disclaimer: The city of Dallas resides in these counties: Rockwall County, Kaufman County, Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County.

Dallas Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (49th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (43rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (140th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (146th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (133rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (94th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (205th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (15th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (65th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 10th
  • Violent Crimes: 13th (729th per 100k)
  • Murder: 13th (313th per 100k)
  • Rape: 10th (829th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 17th (1,497th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (152nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 10th (1,724th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 8th (1,026th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 12th (2,636th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (248th per 100k)
  • Arson: 7th (566th per 100k)

In Denton County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 1,300,092
  • Households: 477,249
  • Median Income: $43,781
  • Land Area: 340.903 miles2
  • Water Area: 43.878 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST

Dallas, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 116 136
Rape 781 782
Agg. Assault 3704 3943
Robbery 3856 4177
Burglary 11685 11121
Vehicle Thefts 7045 7594
Arson 385 349

Violent Crimes in Dallas, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 136
Rape 782
Aggravated Assault 3943
Robbery 4177

Property Crimes in Dallas, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 11121
Larceny 26076
Motor Vehicle Theft 7594
Arson 349

Violent Crimes in Dallas, TX

Year Violent Crimes
2006 15058
2007 13248
2008 11420
2009 10221
2010 9161
2011 8330
2012 8380
2013 8330
2014 8457
2015 9038

Larceny in Dallas, TX

Year Larceny
2006 50009
2007 47699
2008 42402
2009 41481
2010 36147
2011 35148
2012 31148
2013 30374
2014 26939
2015 26076

Texas Criminal Statistics:

As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Dallas, TX included 9038 violent crimes and 44791 property crimes. The 9038 violent crimes included: 136 murders, 3943 aggravated assaults, 782 forcible rapes, and 4177 robberies. The 44791 property crimes included: 7594 motor vehicle thefts, 11121 burglaries, 349 counts of arson, and 26076 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Dallas, TX which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 109414 113227
Murder 1184 1316
Rape 19629 21175
Agg. Assault 65656 67727
Robbery 31181 31934
Property Crimes 813934 777739
Burglary 169234 153054
Larceny 576154 557200
Vehicle Thefts 68546 67485
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Dallas, TX? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Dallas or in the greater Dallas, TX metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.

Violent Crimes in the state of Texas

Year Violent Crimes
2006 121378
2007 122054
2008 123564
2009 121668
2010 113231
2011 104873
2012 106476
2013 107998
2014 109414
2015 113227

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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