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Brazos County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 75,994 total crimes reported in Brazos County, Texas (7,491 of them violent). Of the 7,599 crimes that occur a year in Brazos County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brazos County, Texas 21 times a day. This includes 51 murders, 947 rapes, and nearly fifty-four thousand thefts (including 3,075 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Brazos County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Brazos County increased by 19 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 42 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Brazos County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Brazos County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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