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Arlington, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Arlington, Texas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Arlington compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Arlington, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 224,135 total crimes reported in Arlington, Texas (22,142 of them violent). Of the 22,414 crimes that occur a year in Arlington, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Arlington, Texas every 23 minutes. This includes 151 murders, 1,536 rapes, and nearly one hundred and sixty-four thousand thefts (including 18,233 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Arlington, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Arlington increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 14 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Arlington. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than twenty-three thousand for Arlington, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Arlington, Texas (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Arlington, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Arlington conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.