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Abilene, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 56,037 total crimes reported in Abilene, Texas (5,180 of them violent). Of the 5,604 crimes that happen every year in Abilene, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Abilene, Texas 16 times every day. This includes 57 murders, 659 rapes, and greater than thirty-seven thousand thefts (including 2,629 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Abilene, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Abilene has grown by 4%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 24%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Abilene. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six thousand for Abilene, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Abilene, Texas (1999-2008)

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 cities like Abilene, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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