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Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,934,410 total crimes reported in Texas (1,205,974 of them violent). Of the 1,093,441 crimes that transpire each year in Texas, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Texas every 28 seconds. This includes 13,456 murders, 81,883 rapes, and close to eight million thefts (including 950,927 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Texas has climbed by 8 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 9 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Texas. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over one million for Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in 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 states like Texas (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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