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DeWitt County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,493 total crimes reported in DeWitt County, Texas (358 of them violent). Of the 437 crimes that take place per year in DeWitt County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in DeWitt County, Texas every 20 hours. This includes 3 murders, 64 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 86 car thefts).

Total Crime in Dewitt County, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in DeWitt County, Texas for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in DeWitt County has been reduced by 16%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 16%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in DeWitt County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four hundred for DeWitt County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dewitt County, Texas (2001-2008)

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 Dewitt County, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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