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Brazoria County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 61,298 total crimes reported in Brazoria County, Texas (4,731 of them violent). Of the 6,130 crimes that occur a year in Brazoria County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brazoria County, Texas 17 times a day. This includes 53 murders, 704 rapes, and nearly forty-three thousand thefts (including 3,501 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Brazoria County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Brazoria County increased by 44 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 55 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Brazoria County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Brazoria County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Brazoria County, 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

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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