Denton, TX Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Denton and Texas

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Denton experienced 296 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 142 reported followed by rape and robbery. Statewide, there were 674.9 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Texas, the most common property crime was larceny with 2,550 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Denton:


Denton Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 25th
  • Violent Crimes: 33rd (313th per 100k)
  • Murder: 18th (100th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (112th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 39th (390th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 36th (174th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 30th (253rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 38th (391st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 30th (215th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 28th (232nd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 193rd
  • Violent Crimes: 350th (2,753rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 76th (402nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 103rd (747th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 345th (2,923rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 280th (1,415th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 277th (3,075th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 359th (3,487th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 240th (2,750th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 331st (1,862nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In Denton County (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (12th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (5th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (8th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (5th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 6th (9th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 131,044
  • Households: 43,745
  • Median Income: $49,100
  • Land Area: 93.409 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.678 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Denton, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 2 2
Rape 104 90
Agg. Assault 178 142
Robbery 55 62
Burglary 423 404
Vehicle Thefts 134 190
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Denton, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 2
Rape 90
Aggravated Assault 142
Robbery 62

Property Crimes in Denton, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 404
Larceny 2550
Motor Vehicle Theft 190
Arson 0

Robbery in Denton, TX

Year Robbery
2006 65
2007 84
2008 93
2009 79
2010 65
2011 55
2012 82
2013 52
2014 55
2015 62

Property Crimes in Denton, TX

Year Property Crimes
2006 3168
2007 3505
2008 3333
2009 3271
2010 3256
2011 3315
2012 3262
2013 2777
2014 3021
2015 3144

Texas Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
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

Robbery in the state of Texas

Year Robbery
2006 37254
2007 38769
2008 37753
2009 38035
2010 32843
2011 28395
2012 30382
2013 31801
2014 31181
2015 31934

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