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Caldwell County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,132 total crimes reported in Caldwell County, Texas (1,119 of them violent). Of the 813 crimes that transpire each year in Caldwell County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Caldwell County, Texas every 10 hours. This includes 2 murders, 97 rapes, and over five thousand thefts (including 288 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Caldwell County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Caldwell County has climbed by 47 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 56 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Caldwell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over one thousand for Caldwell County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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