Crimes Against Persons, Property, and Society rate per 1,000 population and percentage change in that rate

Status

Austin Police Department tracks offenses by crime types categorized as per the National Incident Based Reporting System. Crimes are categorized into Crimes against Persons, Crimes against Property, and Crimes against Society. These measures calculate a crime rate of offenses per 1,000 of the reported population in Austin for 2019. APD does not set targets for crime rates.

There is no comparable data for previous years. In 2019, Austin Police Department moved to the FBI's National Incident Based Reporting System of reporting crimes. For more information on NIBRS, visit https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/ucr/nibrs.

Additional Measure Insights (S.B.1.a)

Per NIBRS, there are 15 crime types that fall under Crimes against Persons. APD reported a majority of Crimes against Persons offenses falling under Simple Assault (54 percent), Intimidation (28 percent), and Aggravated Assault (12 percent) in 2019.

Additional Measure Insights (S.B.1.b)

Per NIBRS, there are 21 crime types that fall under Crimes against Property. APD reported a majority of Crimes against Property offenses falling under Theft From Motor Vehicle (24 percent), All Other Larceny (23 percent), and Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property (13 percent) in 2019.

Additional Measure Insights (S.B.1.c)

Per NIBRS, there are 11 crime types that fall under Crimes against Society. APD reported a majority of Crimes against Society offenses falling under Drug/Narcotic Violations (64 percent) and Drug Equipment Violations (19 percent) in 2019.

Measure Details and Definitions

S.B.1.a Crimes against Persons
  1. Definition: This measure is how many crimes against persons occurred per 1,000 population in Austin.
  2. Calculation Method: We calculated this measure using the formula: Total Number of crimes divided by the population of Austin in 2019 divided by 1,000.
  3. Data Collection Process: Number of offenses are tracked by APD and validated by the FBI.
  4. Measure Target Calculation: N/A
  5. Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year)
S.B.1.b Crimes against Property
  1. Definition: This measure is how many crimes against property occurred per 1,000 population in Austin.
  2. Calculation Method: We calculated this measure using the formula: Total Number of crimes divided by the population of Austin in 2019 divided by 1,000.
  3. Data Collection Process: Number of offenses are tracked by APD and validated by the FBI.
  4. Measure Target Calculation: N/A
  5. Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year)
S.B.1.c Crimes against Society
  1. Definition: This measure is how many crimes against society occurred per 1,000 population in Austin.
  2. Calculation Method: We calculated this measure using the formula: Total Number of crimes divided by the population of Austin in 2019 divided by 1,000.
  3. Data Collection Process: Number of offenses are tracked by APD and validated by the FBI.
  4. Measure Target Calculation: N/A
  5. Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year)
Date page was last updated: July 2020