100 Cities in Texas with Highest Violent Crime Rates

Texas Crimes Map

Note: The circles in the map above represent the violent crime rate in the area. Hover over the circles to see city name and the violent crime rate.

Analyzing the latest data from the FBI’s 2014 Crime in the United States reports, we looked at which cities in Texas have the highest rates of violent crimes. Since the most populated areas will typically have the highest number of crimes, it wouldn’t be safe to assume the cities with the most crime are the most dangerous in Texas. We calculated the violent crime rate in each city by ┬ádividing the total number of violent crimes by the population and multiplying by 100,000.

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The table below can be sorted by clicking on the table headers. The columns at the top include:

  • City name
  • Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Rate of Violent Crimes
City Population Violent Crime Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Property Crime Burglary Larceny-Theft Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Total crimes Crimes per 100,000 Rate
Hearne 4,441.00 76.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 73.00 109.00 36.00 70.00 3.00 0.00 185.00 4,166.00 1,711.00
Bellmead 10,077.00 171.00 0.00 13.00 15.00 143.00 1,122.00 86.00 1,002.00 34.00 1.00 1,294.00 12,841.00 1,697.00
Gonzales 7,452.00 111.00 0.00 6.00 4.00 101.00 347.00 88.00 250.00 9.00 2.00 460.00 6,173.00 1,490.00
Nash 3,111.00 46.00 1.00 1.00 3.00 41.00 78.00 13.00 61.00 4.00 0.00 124.00 3,986.00 1,479.00
Navasota 7,294.00 107.00 1.00 7.00 5.00 94.00 260.00 51.00 191.00 18.00 0.00 367.00 5,032.00 1,467.00
Three Rivers 1,942.00 28.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 27.00 68.00 30.00 36.00 2.00 0.00 96.00 4,943.00 1,442.00
Elsa 6,820.00 96.00 0.00 2.00 2.00 92.00 308.00 70.00 238.00 0.00 4.00 408.00 5,982.00 1,408.00
South Padre Island 2,916.00 41.00 0.00 11.00 8.00 22.00 551.00 62.00 476.00 13.00 0.00 592.00 20,302.00 1,406.00
Gladewater 6,455.00 85.00 0.00 8.00 6.00 71.00 485.00 108.00 363.00 14.00 0.00 570.00 8,830.00 1,317.00
Queen City 1,475.00 18.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 16.00 44.00 17.00 27.00 0.00 0.00 62.00 4,203.00 1,220.00
Weslaco 37,458.00 452.00 1.00 18.00 55.00 378.00 2,653.00 467.00 2,117.00 69.00 4.00 3,109.00 8,300.00 1,207.00
Robstown 11,742.00 133.00 0.00 0.00 11.00 122.00 513.00 158.00 341.00 14.00 1.00 647.00 5,510.00 1,133.00
Cuero 7,042.00 78.00 0.00 3.00 1.00 74.00 240.00 52.00 181.00 7.00 2.00 320.00 4,544.00 1,108.00
Raymondville 11,113.00 123.00 0.00 4.00 6.00 113.00 564.00 156.00 392.00 16.00 14.00 701.00 6,308.00 1,107.00
De Kalb 1,653.00 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.00 54.00 30.00 22.00 2.00 0.00 72.00 4,356.00 1,089.00
Premont 2,703.00 29.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 26.00 65.00 38.00 26.00 1.00 2.00 96.00 3,552.00 1,073.00
Oyster Creek 1,118.00 12.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 11.00 36.00 9.00 22.00 5.00 0.00 48.00 4,293.00 1,073.00
Pittsburg 4,522.00 48.00 0.00 6.00 5.00 37.00 178.00 65.00 107.00 6.00 2.00 228.00 5,042.00 1,061.00
Hempstead 6,482.00 68.00 0.00 6.00 5.00 57.00 226.00 97.00 121.00 8.00 2.00 296.00 4,566.00 1,049.00
Donna 16,374.00 166.00 0.00 5.00 16.00 145.00 941.00 243.00 656.00 42.00 5.00 1,112.00 6,791.00 1,014.00
Houston 2,219,933.00 22,008.00 242.00 812.00 10,186.00 10,768.00 104,197.00 21,629.00 68,125.00 14,443.00 716.00 126,921.00 5,717.00 991.00
Cleveland 7,713.00 75.00 1.00 12.00 13.00 49.00 717.00 77.00 601.00 39.00 5.00 797.00 10,333.00 972.00
Schulenburg 2,904.00 28.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 26.00 89.00 25.00 62.00 2.00 0.00 117.00 4,029.00 964.00
Early 2,812.00 27.00 0.00 7.00 1.00 19.00 88.00 18.00 68.00 2.00 1.00 116.00 4,125.00 960.00
Hudson 4,717.00 45.00 0.00 7.00 2.00 36.00 124.00 38.00 80.00 6.00 0.00 169.00 3,583.00 954.00
Odessa 113,619.00 1,068.00 11.00 65.00 148.00 844.00 4,217.00 735.00 3,004.00 478.00 24.00 5,309.00 4,673.00 940.00
Balch Springs 25,305.00 233.00 2.00 15.00 30.00 186.00 1,079.00 212.00 721.00 146.00 0.00 1,312.00 5,185.00 921.00
Beaumont 117,898.00 1,050.00 16.00 91.00 293.00 650.00 5,530.00 1,456.00 3,861.00 213.00 40.00 6,620.00 5,615.00 891.00
Borger 12,974.00 113.00 2.00 6.00 5.00 100.00 468.00 125.00 308.00 35.00 0.00 581.00 4,478.00 871.00
Lubbock 241,826.00 2,084.00 12.00 128.00 333.00 1,611.00 10,617.00 2,288.00 7,563.00 766.00 46.00 12,747.00 5,271.00 862.00
Texarkana 37,687.00 325.00 1.00 41.00 64.00 219.00 2,393.00 512.00 1,699.00 182.00 13.00 2,731.00 7,247.00 862.00
Clarksville 3,156.00 27.00 0.00 3.00 0.00 24.00 124.00 37.00 85.00 2.00 1.00 152.00 4,816.00 856.00
Yorktown 2,121.00 18.00 0.00 3.00 2.00 13.00 29.00 12.00 16.00 1.00 0.00 47.00 2,216.00 849.00
Gilmer 5,168.00 43.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 39.00 209.00 39.00 161.00 9.00 1.00 253.00 4,896.00 832.00
Center 5,302.00 44.00 0.00 2.00 8.00 34.00 254.00 51.00 193.00 10.00 0.00 298.00 5,621.00 830.00
Tatum 1,386.00 11.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 10.00 42.00 8.00 32.00 2.00 0.00 53.00 3,824.00 794.00
Dalhart 8,327.00 64.00 0.00 2.00 4.00 58.00 180.00 38.00 134.00 8.00 2.00 246.00 2,954.00 769.00
Willis 6,127.00 47.00 0.00 9.00 8.00 30.00 173.00 51.00 113.00 9.00 1.00 221.00 3,607.00 767.00
Surfside Beach 523.00 4.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 2.00 10.00 4.00 5.00 1.00 0.00 14.00 2,677.00 765.00
Onalaska 1,703.00 13.00 0.00 6.00 1.00 6.00 53.00 21.00 31.00 1.00 0.00 66.00 3,876.00 763.00
Big Spring 28,338.00 216.00 1.00 5.00 36.00 174.00 1,333.00 310.00 965.00 58.00 5.00 1,554.00 5,484.00 762.00
Alamo 19,054.00 145.00 1.00 6.00 13.00 125.00 1,244.00 160.00 992.00 92.00 2.00 1,391.00 7,300.00 761.00
Sealy 6,253.00 47.00 0.00 2.00 4.00 41.00 193.00 68.00 113.00 12.00 0.00 240.00 3,838.00 752.00
Sinton 5,745.00 43.00 0.00 3.00 2.00 38.00 168.00 34.00 125.00 9.00 3.00 214.00 3,725.00 748.00
Winnsboro 3,356.00 25.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00 71.00 12.00 52.00 7.00 0.00 96.00 2,861.00 745.00
Balcones Heights 2,873.00 21.00 0.00 3.00 3.00 15.00 450.00 19.00 403.00 28.00 0.00 471.00 16,394.00 731.00
Palmview 5,634.00 41.00 0.00 10.00 3.00 28.00 336.00 46.00 277.00 13.00 1.00 378.00 6,709.00 728.00
Port Aransas 3,854.00 28.00 0.00 6.00 0.00 22.00 307.00 41.00 253.00 13.00 0.00 335.00 8,692.00 727.00
Alice 19,689.00 143.00 1.00 8.00 6.00 128.00 1,029.00 245.00 740.00 44.00 11.00 1,183.00 6,008.00 726.00
Kingsville 26,329.00 191.00 0.00 3.00 17.00 171.00 977.00 235.00 715.00 27.00 1.00 1,169.00 4,440.00 725.00
Sunset Valley 693.00 5.00 0.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 121.00 1.00 119.00 1.00 0.00 126.00 18,182.00 722.00
Jacksonville 14,755.00 105.00 0.00 14.00 17.00 74.00 615.00 181.00 421.00 13.00 4.00 724.00 4,907.00 712.00
Boyd 1,271.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 8.00 36.00 8.00 25.00 3.00 0.00 45.00 3,541.00 708.00
Mexia 7,438.00 52.00 0.00 5.00 5.00 42.00 345.00 52.00 279.00 14.00 2.00 399.00 5,364.00 699.00
Beverly Hills 2,012.00 14.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 12.00 93.00 22.00 58.00 13.00 1.00 108.00 5,368.00 696.00
Lacy-Lakeview 6,655.00 46.00 0.00 6.00 6.00 34.00 267.00 62.00 188.00 17.00 3.00 316.00 4,748.00 691.00
Port Lavaca 12,414.00 85.00 1.00 13.00 1.00 70.00 358.00 99.00 236.00 23.00 1.00 444.00 3,577.00 685.00
Whitewright 1,613.00 11.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 10.00 28.00 10.00 16.00 2.00 1.00 40.00 2,480.00 682.00
Amarillo 197,724.00 1,344.00 7.00 228.00 283.00 826.00 9,343.00 1,834.00 6,659.00 850.00 36.00 10,723.00 5,423.00 680.00
Humble 15,588.00 106.00 0.00 14.00 49.00 43.00 1,633.00 147.00 1,332.00 154.00 2.00 1,741.00 11,169.00 680.00
Canton 3,566.00 24.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 24.00 153.00 0.00 152.00 1.00 0.00 177.00 4,964.00 673.00
Nolanville 4,507.00 30.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 28.00 78.00 17.00 59.00 2.00 0.00 108.00 2,396.00 666.00
Dallas 1,272,396.00 8,457.00 116.00 781.00 3,856.00 3,704.00 45,669.00 11,685.00 26,939.00 7,045.00 385.00 54,511.00 4,284.00 665.00
Kemah 1,964.00 13.00 0.00 1.00 4.00 8.00 252.00 13.00 237.00 2.00 0.00 265.00 13,493.00 662.00
Corpus Christi 319,211.00 2,094.00 27.00 280.00 377.00 1,410.00 14,110.00 2,316.00 11,233.00 561.00 50.00 16,254.00 5,092.00 656.00
Snyder 11,610.00 75.00 2.00 6.00 0.00 67.00 445.00 109.00 325.00 11.00 0.00 520.00 4,479.00 646.00
Sansom Park Village 4,821.00 31.00 0.00 1.00 3.00 27.00 132.00 44.00 76.00 12.00 0.00 163.00 3,381.00 643.00
Burnet 6,096.00 39.00 1.00 6.00 1.00 31.00 109.00 34.00 70.00 5.00 0.00 148.00 2,428.00 640.00
Hamlin 2,042.00 13.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13.00 35.00 13.00 21.00 1.00 0.00 48.00 2,351.00 637.00
Port Arthur 54,178.00 341.00 8.00 29.00 114.00 190.00 2,131.00 528.00 1,471.00 132.00 9.00 2,481.00 4,579.00 629.00
Edcouch 3,219.00 20.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 17.00 74.00 22.00 51.00 1.00 0.00 94.00 2,920.00 621.00
Mercedes 16,488.00 102.00 1.00 10.00 10.00 81.00 840.00 165.00 639.00 36.00 7.00 949.00 5,756.00 619.00
Livingston 5,168.00 32.00 0.00 4.00 8.00 20.00 320.00 43.00 263.00 14.00 0.00 352.00 6,811.00 619.00
Marshall 24,749.00 153.00 3.00 9.00 24.00 117.00 887.00 215.00 643.00 29.00 9.00 1,049.00 4,239.00 618.00
Paducah 1,132.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 7.00 7.00 3.00 2.00 2.00 5.00 19.00 1,678.00 618.00
Killeen 139,211.00 846.00 10.00 114.00 196.00 526.00 4,703.00 1,334.00 3,149.00 220.00 38.00 5,587.00 4,013.00 608.00
Andrews 13,153.00 80.00 1.00 13.00 4.00 62.00 310.00 54.00 223.00 33.00 1.00 391.00 2,973.00 608.00
La Grulla 1,652.00 10.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 8.00 14.00 10.00 3.00 1.00 0.00 24.00 1,453.00 605.00
Groves 15,729.00 95.00 0.00 10.00 19.00 66.00 494.00 92.00 368.00 34.00 1.00 590.00 3,751.00 604.00
Pantego 2,500.00 15.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 13.00 93.00 13.00 75.00 5.00 0.00 108.00 4,320.00 600.00
Fort Stockton 8,403.00 50.00 0.00 10.00 5.00 35.00 242.00 62.00 168.00 12.00 0.00 292.00 3,475.00 595.00
Oak Ridge 168.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 3.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 4.00 2,381.00 595.00
Lamesa 9,334.00 55.00 0.00 13.00 3.00 39.00 374.00 108.00 248.00 18.00 3.00 432.00 4,628.00 589.00
Palestine 18,579.00 109.00 0.00 21.00 16.00 72.00 765.00 165.00 556.00 44.00 1.00 875.00 4,710.00 587.00
Kountze 2,103.00 12.00 1.00 0.00 2.00 9.00 51.00 22.00 26.00 3.00 0.00 63.00 2,996.00 571.00
Pampa 18,520.00 105.00 0.00 0.00 7.00 98.00 820.00 150.00 637.00 33.00 1.00 926.00 5,000.00 567.00
Paris 24,844.00 139.00 1.00 5.00 28.00 105.00 1,087.00 267.00 787.00 33.00 0.00 1,226.00 4,935.00 559.00
Terrell 16,466.00 92.00 0.00 13.00 15.00 64.00 567.00 142.00 384.00 41.00 3.00 662.00 4,020.00 559.00
Linden 1,978.00 11.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 10.00 40.00 21.00 16.00 3.00 0.00 51.00 2,578.00 556.00
Greenville 25,983.00 143.00 6.00 27.00 44.00 66.00 1,193.00 231.00 906.00 56.00 12.00 1,348.00 5,188.00 550.00
De Leon 2,184.00 12.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 7.00 21.00 8.00 13.00 0.00 0.00 33.00 1,511.00 549.00
San Juan 35,982.00 195.00 2.00 44.00 17.00 132.00 1,140.00 155.00 922.00 63.00 0.00 1,335.00 3,710.00 542.00
Luling 5,722.00 31.00 0.00 4.00 3.00 24.00 99.00 20.00 75.00 4.00 0.00 130.00 2,272.00 542.00
San Antonio 1,428,465.00 7,704.00 103.00 1,077.00 1,777.00 4,747.00 77,392.00 12,344.00 57,908.00 7,140.00 298.00 85,394.00 5,978.00 539.00
Howe 2,610.00 14.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 13.00 23.00 7.00 13.00 3.00 0.00 37.00 1,418.00 536.00
Colorado City 4,120.00 22.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 21.00 154.00 83.00 70.00 1.00 0.00 176.00 4,272.00 534.00
Poth 2,065.00 11.00 0.00 3.00 1.00 7.00 46.00 29.00 13.00 4.00 0.00 57.00 2,760.00 533.00
Huntsville 40,059.00 211.00 1.00 37.00 24.00 149.00 956.00 183.00 718.00 55.00 6.00 1,173.00 2,928.00 527.00
Farmersville 3,415.00 18.00 0.00 5.00 5.00 8.00 82.00 35.00 46.00 1.00 0.00 100.00 2,928.00 527.00
Galveston 48,961.00 256.00 6.00 51.00 105.00 94.00 2,054.00 414.00 1,447.00 193.00 17.00 2,327.00 4,753.00 523.00

Violent crime rate in cities with a population over 100,000

 

 

In looking at all cities with a population of over 100,000, Houston has the highest violent crime rate in the state at 991 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Odessa, which has been #1 in crimes per capita in the past, was #2 at 940. Beaumont, Lubbock and Amarillo rounded out the top 5.

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