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Denton County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 153,051 total crimes reported in Denton County, Texas (11,962 of them violent). Of the 15,305 crimes that take place per year in Denton County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Denton County, Texas every 34 minutes. This includes 130 murders, 1,326 rapes, and at least one hundred and twelve thousand thefts (including 12,475 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Denton County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Denton County has risen by 43%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 35%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Denton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least eighteen thousand for Denton County, Texas in 2009.

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

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 Denton County, Texas (1999-2008)

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

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