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Dallas County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,505,357 total crimes reported in Dallas County, Texas (182,416 of them violent). Of the 150,536 crimes that transpire each year in Dallas County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dallas County, Texas every 3 minutes. This includes 2,351 murders, 8,330 rapes, and over one million thefts (including 205,210 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Dallas County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Dallas County has diminished by 8 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 21 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Dallas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and forty-four thousand for Dallas County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dallas 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 Dallas County, 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

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