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Bowie County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,923 total crimes reported in Bowie County, Texas (4,942 of them violent). Of the 3,692 crimes that take place per year in Bowie County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bowie County, Texas every 2 hours. This includes 53 murders, 329 rapes, and just about twenty-five thousand thefts (including 1,982 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Bowie County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Bowie County has risen by 42%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 56%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Bowie County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about five thousand for Bowie County, Texas in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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