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San Antonio, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 912,710 total crimes reported in San Antonio, Texas (81,671 of them violent). Of the 91,271 crimes that transpire each year in San Antonio, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in San Antonio, Texas every 5 minutes. This includes 1,003 murders, 5,391 rapes, and close to six hundred and eighty-two thousand thefts (including 62,633 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in San Antonio, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in San Antonio has climbed by 28 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 35 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in San Antonio. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over ninety-nine thousand for San Antonio, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in San Antonio, Texas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

San Antonio, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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