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Dallas, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,059,752 total crimes reported in Dallas, Texas (154,456 of them violent). Of the 105,975 crimes that happen every year in Dallas, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dallas, Texas every 4 minutes. This includes 2,091 murders, 6,038 rapes, and greater than six hundred and seventy-nine thousand thefts (including 160,640 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Dallas, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Dallas has lessened by 21%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 35%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Dallas. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety-six thousand for Dallas, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dallas, Texas (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Dallas, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Dallas 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.