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Houston County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Houston County, Tennessee. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Houston County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Houston County, Tennessee, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,115 total crimes reported in Houston County, Tennessee (152 of them violent). Of the 139 crimes that happen every year in Houston County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Houston County, Tennessee 139 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 5 rapes, and greater than six hundred thefts (including 71 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Houston County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Houston County, Tennessee for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Houston County has grown by 80%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 70%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Houston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three hundred for Houston County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Houston County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Houston County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Houston County, Tennessee law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Houston County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.