Waco, TX Arrest Records

Waco, TX is among the most violent cities in the USA with 5.19 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 487th safest city in Texas among the 574 cities.
Waco, TX property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 36.49 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 3,648 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 0.94% compared to 2015.

Waco Crime Rate

Total arrests in Waco 2016 decreased by 0.55% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 695 to 695 while non-violent crime decreased by 0.63% from 4,913 to 4,882.

5 Crimes In Waco, TX in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 3,648
Burglary 1,087
Aggravated assault 409
Robbery 156
Motor vehicle theft 147

Other Cities in Texas with the Most Arrests

Among the 574 cities in state the most dangerous is Houston with 23,960 violent crimes that’s 24.59% of total of 97,437. South Padre Island has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 37 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
South Padre Island 184.80
Port Aransas 110.23
Humble 107.04
Kemah 81.85
Webster 80.53

Safest Cities in Texas

Are you planning a move to Texas? Here are the safest cities in Texas with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Waco is 1 out of 201 up by 0.08% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Muleshoe and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in San Saba.

City Arrests
San Saba 1.00
Jourdanton 1.38
Danbury 2.24
Crane 2.49
Cumby 2.53

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Waco decreased by 0% from 2015 and decreased by 9.27% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 766 to 695. In 2016 violent crime rate in Waco was 10.7% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.519%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Waco decreased by 0.63% from 2015 and decreased by 23.98% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 6,422 to 4,882. In 2016 property crime rate in Waco was 28.38% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 3.649%.

How Waco stands up against other cities

Waco vs. Denton

You’ll be in more risk in Waco compared to Denton that had 39.62% lower crime rate compared to Waco according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 1.1660 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.5446 in Denton city.
Larceny rates of 27.2666 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 17.2542 in Denton.

Waco vs. Carrollton

You’ll be in more risk in Waco compared to Carrollton that had 49.25% lower crime rate compared to Waco according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 3.0570 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.7348 in Carrollton city.
Burglary rates of 8.1247 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 3.6739 in Carrollton.

Names with the most arrests in Waco

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 43.75% are people aged between 21-30. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among black population of the city.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waco is 0.26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 11.42 daily crimes that occur in Waco.
  • Waco is more violent than Denton.
  • In Waco you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Waco have decreased by 0.55%.