It's no secret Amarilloans are a wild bunch of people. We have the I-40 running smack dab in the middle of the city and a diverse community of people.

We took a look at the statistics of crime rates in Amarillo. These crimes range from residential burglary to homicide.

The chances of you being a victim of a violent crime in Amarillo is 1 in 141.

There are 108 reported crimes per square mile, the national average is 31 crimes per square mile.

The chances of becoming a victim of a property crime are 1 in 21. Our property crime is double the national average.

Here's a quick list of the 6 most dangerous neighborhoods in Amarillo:

  1. W. 45th Ave / Maverick St. area
  2. W. 1st Ave. / Front Blvd area
  3. N. Mirror St. / E. Hastings Ave. area
  4. Western Plaza Dr. area
  5. S. Georgia St. / Mockingbird Ln.
  6. N. Soncy / I-40

According to

"With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Amarillo has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Texas, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Amarillo.

Importantly, when you compare Amarillo to other communities of similar population, then Amarillo crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Amarillo does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Amarillo does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Amarillo.

For Amarillo, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Amarillo is one in 141.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Amarillo is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Amarillo, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 48 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Amarillo has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Amarillo is one in 217."