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Dawson County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 3,436 total crimes reported in Dawson County, Texas (503 of them violent). Of the 344 crimes that occur a year in Dawson County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dawson County, Texas 344 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 21 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 140 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Dawson County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Dawson County decreased by 6 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 143 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Dawson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Dawson County, Texas in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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