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Atascosa County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 6,516 total crimes reported in Atascosa County, Texas (575 of them violent). Of the 724 crimes that happen every year in Atascosa County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Atascosa County, Texas every 12 hours. This includes 19 murders, 82 rapes, and greater than four thousand thefts (including 305 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Atascosa County, Texas (2000-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Atascosa County, Texas for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Atascosa County has grown by 75%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 74%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 9 years in Atascosa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Atascosa County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Atascosa County, Texas (2000-2008)

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 Atascosa County, Texas (2000-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Atascosa County, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Atascosa 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.