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Houston Crime Rate Report (Texas)

Houston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Houston for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Houston in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 158.49% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 76.29%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Houston was higher than the violent crime rate in Texas by 136.27% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the property crime rate in Texas by 56.55%.

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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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault12,487
Arson668
Burglary18,488
Larceny and Theft69,630
Motor Vehicle Theft12,738
Murder and Manslaughter301
Rape1,210
Robbery9,962
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)122,373
Property Crime100,856
Violent Crime23,960
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault10,469
Arson699
Burglary17,367
Larceny and Theft66,679
Motor Vehicle Theft11,430
Murder and Manslaughter238
Rape1,035
Robbery9,310
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)116,785
Property Crime95,268
Violent Crime21,051

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Houston Property Crime

Houston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Houston Crime 2016

Houston Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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