Dallas Crime Through the Decades

What the numbers say about crimes in our city since 1945.

Dallas Crime Rates Through The Decades

Rates per 1,000 residents

Source: Dallas Police Department. City population estimates from U.S. Census

Year Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary
1945 0.13 0.10 0.35 1.23 1.10
1953 0.14 0.09 0.30 0.41 1.68
1963 0.15 0.07 0.26 0.89 1.89
1975 0.25 0.25 1.28 1.49 4.70
1995 0.09 0.25 0.88 2.17 0.90
2014 0.09 0.61 3.01 2.89 9.12
Crime Through The Decades

Source: Dallas Police Department. City population estimates from U.S. Census

Year Population Murders Rapes Robberies Aggravated Assaults Burglaries
1945 364,598 46 36 128 447 401
1953 508,029 72 44 151 210 856
1963 729,099 107 52 193 646 1,377
1975 874,240 220 217 1,119 1,300 4,107
1995 1,040,492 95 258 920 2,262 933
2014 1,281,047 116 781 3,856 3,704 11,685

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