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Amarillo, Texas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Amarillo, Texas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Amarillo compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Amarillo, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 132,104 total crimes reported in Amarillo, Texas (14,931 of them violent). Of the 13,210 crimes that take place per year in Amarillo, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Amarillo, Texas every 39 minutes. This includes 122 murders, 967 rapes, and at least ninety-three thousand thefts (including 9,378 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Amarillo, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Amarillo has been reduced by 15%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 17%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Amarillo. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twelve thousand for Amarillo, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Amarillo, Texas (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Amarillo, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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