Houston Crime Statistics and Rates

Get the latest crime rates in Houston, TX (including murder rate, aggravated assault and property crime such as burglary) as reported by the FBI from the new online mapping tool - PolicyMap. Create Houston crime maps; compare Houston crime statistics and rates to stats in other areas and see how the Houston crime rate changed between 2010 and 2011.


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According to the FBI, 280 people were murdered in the Houston area (Harris County) in 2011 making the murder rate in the Houston area 6.7 murders per 100,000 people. Neighboring Galveston County had a lower murder rate at 5.72 per 100,000 people in 2011. For more Houston crime stats and to see a Houston crime map, check out PolicyMap, an innovative online mapping tool designed to give you "all the data you need, all in one place, all online."

The FBI is very clear about what crime stats can be used for crime mapping. At PolicyMap, we've made every effort to go by the book. If you see Houston crime rates from us, you know they are accurate.

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Now on PolicyMap: 2011 FBI crime rates! Register now to receive an email alert when the 2012 crime statistics are available.