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Cameron County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 193,540 total crimes reported in Cameron County, Texas (14,612 of them violent). Of the 19,354 crimes that happen every year in Cameron County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cameron County, Texas every 27 minutes. This includes 105 murders, 983 rapes, and almost one hundred and forty-seven thousand thefts (including 8,240 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Cameron County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Cameron County has grown by 33%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 27%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Cameron County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than twenty-two thousand for Cameron County, Texas in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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