Houston Crime Rate Report (Texas)

Houston crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Houston for 2014 is expected to be higher than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Houston in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 144.29% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 71.87%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Houston was higher than the violent crime rate in Texas by 118.98% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the property crime rate in Texas by 33.66%.
Houston Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita Houston Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Houston Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault12,061
Arson865
Burglary27,924
Forcible Rape712
Larceny and Theft74,582
Motor Vehicle Theft12,817
Murder and Manslaughter269
Robbery9,449
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)136,840
Property Crime115,323
Violent Crime22,491
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault12,637
Arson32
Burglary29,860
Forcible Rape650
Larceny and Theft75,898
Motor Vehicle Theft8,973
Murder and Manslaughter329
Robbery10,721
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)135,793
Property Crime114,276
Violent Crime24,337

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Houston Property Crime Houston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Houston Crime 2010 Houston Crime 2014

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 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

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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