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Denton, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 37,881 total crimes reported in Denton, Texas (3,476 of them violent). Of the 3,788 crimes that take place per year in Denton, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Denton, Texas every 2 hours. This includes 24 murders, 619 rapes, and just about twenty-eight thousand thefts (including 1,834 car thefts).

Crime Trends

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

Crime Trends in Denton, 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 cities like Denton, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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