How safe is Houston, TX?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was higher than the national rate in 2018. Its rate of property crime was higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Houston has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2018

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

568.4

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Houston
Chicago, IL

412.0

Higher than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

350.0

Lower than average crime
Washington, DC

262.0

Lower than average crime
Houston, TX

2601.3

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Houston
Chicago, IL

1941.0

Lower than average crime
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

2231.0

Higher than average crime
Washington, DC

1651.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

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