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Balch Springs, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Balch Springs, Texas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Balch Springs compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Balch Springs, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,824 total crimes reported in Balch Springs, Texas (1,375 of them violent). Of the 1,382 crimes that occur a year in Balch Springs, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Balch Springs, Texas every 6 hours. This includes 15 murders, 145 rapes, and more than ten thousand thefts (including 1,293 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Balch Springs, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Balch Springs increased by 30 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 46 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Balch Springs. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Balch Springs, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Balch Springs, Texas (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

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