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Bay City, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,036 total crimes reported in Bay City, Texas (1,473 of them violent). Of the 1,204 crimes that happen every year in Bay City, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bay City, Texas every 7 hours. This includes 12 murders, 25 rapes, and greater than eight thousand thefts (including 317 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Bay City, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Bay City has lessened by 19%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Bay City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Bay City, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bay City, 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 Bay City, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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

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