The most commonly committed crimes in Texas can vary depending on the region and other factors, but here are some of the most prevalent crimes in the state based on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program data for 2020:

  • Property Crime: This category includes theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. In 2020, there were 625,473 property crimes reported in Texas.
  • Drug Violations: This category includes drug possession, drug trafficking, and other drug-related crimes. In 2020, there were 180,055 drug violations reported in Texas.
  • Assault: This category includes simple assault, aggravated assault, and domestic violence. In 2020, there were 179,566 assault cases reported in Texas.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI): This category includes driving while intoxicated (DWI) and other alcohol-related driving offenses. In 2020, there were 71,119 DUI cases reported in Texas.
  • Robbery: This category includes the taking of property by force or threat of force. In 2020, there were 27,277 robbery cases reported in Texas.
  • Homicide: This category includes murder and manslaughter. In 2020, there were 1,357 homicide cases reported in Texas.

It’s important to note that crime rates can fluctuate from year to year and can vary by location, demographics, and other factors. Additionally, not all crimes are reported or detected, so the actual number of incidents may be higher than the reported figures.