How safe is Austin, TX?

Mostly, Austin remains a safe place to live with a below-average rate of violent crime. The metro area's property crime rate is slightly higher than the national average, though it has been on the decline.  

Crime Index

Index Score: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.


Austin has a lower crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Austin, TX

316.8

Lower than average crime
Metro areas similar to Austin
Charlotte, NC

441.0

Higher than average crime
Pittsburgh, PA

277.0

Lower than average crime
Portland, OR

276.0

Lower than average crime
Austin, TX

2555.2

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Austin
Charlotte, NC

2919.0

Higher than average crime
Pittsburgh, PA

1682.0

Lower than average crime
Portland, OR

2793.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.

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