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Houston Crime Rate Report (Texas)

Houston crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 20 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Houston for 2021 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Houston in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 182.59% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the national property crime rate average by 104.72%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Houston was higher than the violent crime rate in Texas by 155.94% and the city property crime rate in Houston was higher than the property crime rate in Texas by 80.68%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault14,586
Arson485
Burglary17,038
Larceny and Theft71,614
Motor Vehicle Theft13,098
Murder and Manslaughter275
Rape1,249
Robbery9,147
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)123,267
Property Crime101,750
Violent Crime25,257
2021 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault13,474
Arson450
Burglary12,307
Larceny and Theft66,619
Motor Vehicle Theft12,475
Murder and Manslaughter287
Rape1,419
Robbery9,493
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)112,557
Property Crime91,040
Violent Crime24,672

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Houston Property Crime

Houston Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Houston Crime 2019

Houston Crime 2021

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 2021 was projected from 20 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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