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Ector County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 53,643 total crimes reported in Ector County, Texas (5,891 of them violent). Of the 5,364 crimes that occur a year in Ector County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ector County, Texas 15 times a day. This includes 46 murders, 161 rapes, and nearly thirty-eight thousand thefts (including 2,596 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Ector County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ector County increased by 18 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 23 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Ector County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly six thousand for Ector County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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