Fort Worth, TX Criminal and Public Records

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About Fort Worth

Fort Worth is located in Denton County, with a population of 833,319. This makes it the 5th most populous city in Texas. It has an average income of $53,214.00.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 4,359 reported major violent crimes (0.005254 per person) and 29,752 reported major property crimes in Fort Worth (0.035857 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Fort Worth.

Crime Rates Compared to Texas

When it comes to major violent crimes, Fort Worth has 0.005254 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.006749 violent crimes per person statewide.

Fort Worth has 0.035857 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.046357 per person statewide.

Disclaimer: The city of Fort Worth resides in these counties: Parker County, Johnson County, Tarrant County, Wise County, Denton County.


Fort Worth Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 5th
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (90th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (60th per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (133rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (130th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (50th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (121st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (142nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (131st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 5th (80th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (99th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 19th
  • Violent Crimes: 32nd (1,158th per 100k)
  • Murder: 31st (350th per 100k)
  • Rape: 16th (808th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 26th (1,325th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 44th (797th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 23rd (1,593rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 19th (1,398th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 22nd (1,712th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 41st (987th per 100k)
  • Arson: 26th (663rd per 100k)

In Denton County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd 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: 833,319
  • Households: 273,457
  • Median Income: $53,214.00
  • Land Area: 342.88 miles2
  • Water Area: 8.323 miles2
  • Time Zone: CDT

Fort Worth, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 48 56
Rape 0 516
Agg. Assault 2593 2806
Robbery 1256 981
Burglary 8316 6005
Vehicle Thefts 2399 2258
Arson 155 142

Violent Crimes in Fort Worth, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 56
Rape 516
Aggravated Assault 2806
Robbery 981

Property Crimes in Fort Worth, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 6005
Larceny 21489
Motor Vehicle Theft 2258
Arson 142

Agg. Assault in Fort Worth, TX

Year Agg. Assault
2006 2496
2007 2461
2008 2496
2009 2369
2010 2582
2011 2904
2012 2809
2013 2593
2015 2806

Rape in Fort Worth, TX

Year Rape
2006 247
2007 335
2008 350
2009 370
2010 318
2011 350
2012 391
2013 0
2015 516

Texas Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Fort Worth is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Fort Worth compares to the rest of Texas or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Fort Worth is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of Texas or nationwide.


Agg. Assault in the state of Texas

Year Agg. Assault
2006 74368
2007 73426
2008 76423
2009 74018
2010 71517
2011 67913
2012 67239
2013 65292
2014 65656
2015 67727

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