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Houston Crime Rate Report (Texas)

Houston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Houston for 2015 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Houston in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 156.55% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 74.18%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Houston was higher than the violent crime rate in Texas by 142.91% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the property crime rate in Texas by 48.14%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Houston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Houston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Houston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault11,343
Arson754
Burglary26,630
Forcible Rape665
Larceny and Theft67,978
Motor Vehicle Theft13,070
Murder and Manslaughter217
Robbery9,385
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)129,949
Property Crime108,432
Violent Crime21,610
2015 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault12,117
Arson315
Burglary28,008
Forcible Rape658
Larceny and Theft69,518
Motor Vehicle Theft8,009
Murder and Manslaughter210
Robbery8,647
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)127,085
Property Crime105,568
Violent Crime21,632

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Houston Property Crime

Houston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Houston Crime 2012

Houston Crime 2015

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Houston Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Houston Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Houston, Texas crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Houston crime report data for 2015 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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