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Brownsville, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 104,018 total crimes reported in Brownsville, Texas (8,202 of them violent). Of the 10,402 crimes that take place per year in Brownsville, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Brownsville, Texas every 50 minutes. This includes 45 murders, 350 rapes, and at least eighty-three thousand thefts (including 4,285 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Brownsville, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Brownsville has risen by 20%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 24%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Brownsville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ten thousand for Brownsville, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Brownsville, 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 cities like Brownsville, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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