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Deaf Smith County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,197 total crimes reported in Deaf Smith County, Texas (842 of them violent). Of the 620 crimes that happen every year in Deaf Smith County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Deaf Smith County, Texas every 14 hours. This includes 4 murders, 21 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 224 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Deaf Smith County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Deaf Smith County has grown by 23%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 27%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Deaf Smith County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost seven hundred for Deaf Smith County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Deaf Smith County, Texas (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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