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Bell County, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Bell County, Texas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Bell County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Bell County, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 109,438 total crimes reported in Bell County, Texas (10,435 of them violent). Of the 10,944 crimes that transpire each year in Bell County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bell County, Texas every 48 minutes. This includes 123 murders, 1,024 rapes, and over seventy thousand thefts (including 4,960 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Bell County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Bell County has climbed by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 41 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Bell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to thirteen thousand for Bell County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bell County, Texas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Bell County, Texas (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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