The violent crime rate in Texas has been higher than the violent crime rate for the United States as a whole. Is Texas a dangerous place to live? In certain parts of Texas, the data shows that it is. In 2018 there were 43,637 violent crime incidents and 49,008 violent crime offenses reported to law enforcement.
Violent crimes consist of four type of offenses:
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
- Aggravated assault
Violent crimes exclude any crimes where there is no threat of force or use of force. For example if some cockamamie 9 toed arsonist intentionally starts a fire, that is not considered a violent crime.
Where are most violent crimes committed in Texas?
The great majority of violent crimes are committed in people’s homes. The second most common location is on streets or highways, alleys, or sidewalks, followed by parking garages or parking lots. You can see the data below for the count of violent crimes by location in Texas.
|Drug Store/Doctors Office/Hospital||343|
|Gambling Facility/Casino/Race Track||64|
|Rental Storage Facility||51|
|ATM Separate From Bank||16|
Sex of Violent Crime Offenders in Texas
The great majority of all violent crime offenses in Texas in 2018 were committed by men. Out of 60,726 total offenders reported:
- 48,367 were males
- 10,005 were females
- 2,354 were unknown