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Collin County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 204,905 total crimes reported in Collin County, Texas (17,442 of them violent). Of the 20,491 crimes that take place per year in Collin County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Collin County, Texas every 25 minutes. This includes 164 murders, 1,467 rapes, and just about one hundred and forty-eight thousand thefts (including 14,906 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Collin County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Collin County has risen by 30%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 2%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Collin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least twenty-five thousand for Collin County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Collin County, 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 counties like Collin County, Texas (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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