Austin, TX Criminal and Public Records

Looking for crime records & arrest stats for Austin, TX? BeenVerified is here to help.

We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Austin, Williamson County and Texas. Our statistics also include comparisons of Austin's crime rate to Texas's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Austin has a population of 931,830 while Texas has a population of 16,777,215.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Austin, TX, there were 3,497 reported major violent crimes and 35,399 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Austin is agg. assault, with 2,058 reported. This represented 58.85% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 28,068 reported.

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Disclaimer: The city of Austin resides in these counties: Hays County, Williamson County, Travis County.


Austin Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 4th
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (175th per 100k)
  • Murder: 5th (93rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (166th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (215th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 5th (72nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 4th (100th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 5th (236th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (79th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (103rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (136th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 13th
  • Violent Crimes: 41st (1,821st per 100k)
  • Murder: 57th (392nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 19th (907th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 40th (2,013th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 46th (945th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 14th (1,412th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 27th (2,165th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 10th (1,256th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 38th (1,118th per 100k)
  • Arson: 43rd (737th per 100k)

In Williamson County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 931,830
  • Households: 351,195
  • Median Income: $57,689.00
  • Land Area: 312.734 miles2
  • Water Area: 6.771 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST

Austin, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 32 23
Rape 571 487
Agg. Assault 2105 2058
Robbery 873 929
Burglary 5733 5000
Vehicle Thefts 2288 2331
Arson 95 91

Violent Crimes in Austin, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 23
Rape 487
Aggravated Assault 2058
Robbery 929

Property Crimes in Austin, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 5000
Larceny 28068
Motor Vehicle Theft 2331
Arson 91

Burglary in Austin, TX

Year Burglary
2006 7467
2007 8031
2008 8586
2009 8753
2010 8749
2011 7042
2012 7244
2013 6550
2014 5733
2015 5000

Rape in Austin, TX

Year Rape
2006 319
2007 328
2008 273
2009 265
2010 265
2011 211
2012 209
2013 217
2014 571
2015 487

Texas Criminal Statistics:


You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

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

Burglary in the state of Texas

Year Burglary
2006 215647
2007 228313
2008 230123
2009 240233
2010 228597
2011 215223
2012 204810
2013 190898
2014 169234
2015 153054

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