10 Dallas Crime Statistics That May Surprise You

10 Dallas Crime Statistics That May Surprise You

Posted on December 29, 2022 by A-1

In general, the higher the population, the more incidents of crime occur. In light of North Texas’ population boom the past few years, this is more relevant than ever for Dallas-Fort Worth residents. What does crime look like in DFW these days? Is it time to upgrade your home security situation?

Let’s take a look at 10 Dallas crime-related statistics that may surprise you. 

  1. Nearly a million people applied for a new Texas driver’s license from 2018 to 2021.

According to a recent news article, “Nearly a million people applied for a new Texas driver’s license from 2018 to 2021. Most of them, 161,456 to be exact, came from California, followed by Washington, Nevada and Oregon.” Part of the reason for increasing crime is likely due to the influx of new residents.

  1. Dallas ranks #30 among Texas cities for crime rate per 100,000 people.

With a rate of 764.94 crimes per 100,000 people, Dallas ranks toward the higher end of incidents among Texas cities. Only Houston has a higher population in cities that rank above Dallas, while areas like Arlington, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio have lower rates. (Data from macrotrends.)

  1. Dallas’ property crime rate is 36.51 incidents per 1,000 residents.

According to NeighborhoodScout, this ranks higher than the Texas average of 22.62 incidents per 1,000 residents. (The United States national median is 19.)

  1. Your chances of being a victim of violent crime in Dallas is 1 in 113.

This is compared to 1 in 222 for Texas and even lower for the United States’ average. (NeighborhoodScout)

  1. The Dallas TX crime rate declined by 1.25 percent from 2017 to 2018.

According to macrotrends, “The Dallas TX crime rate for 2018 was 764.94 per 100,000 population, a 1.25% decline from 2017.”

  1. Dallas has 153 crimes per square mile, on average.

This is much higher than the Texas average of 27 and the national median of 26.9, according to NeighborhoodScout

  1. Trophy Club has one of the lowest DFW crime rates, at 15.28 per 100,000 people.

Among DFW cities with a rate above zero, Trophy Club is one of the safest in the state and has a population of 13,090. (macrotrends)

  1. The average top-priority response time for the Dallas Police Department is 9.3 minutes.

This is compared to an average of 60.9 minutes for Priority 2 incidents, 333.7 minutes for Priority 3 incidents and 405.4 minutes for Priority 4 incidents. (Dallas Police Department)

  1. Dallas has a crime index of 5 out of 100.

This means that Dallas is safer than only five percent of U.S. cities. (NeighborhoodScout)

  1. Southeast Dallas has the highest number of violent crimes in the city.

As of this writing, Southeast Dallas had almost 2,000 violent crime incidents in Southeast Dallas, compared to lower numbers for South Central, Northeast and Southwest Dallas. (Dallas Police Department)

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