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El Paso County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 285,592 total crimes reported in El Paso County, Texas (36,222 of them violent). Of the 28,559 crimes that happen every year in El Paso County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in El Paso County, Texas every 18 minutes. This includes 186 murders, 2,423 rapes, and greater than two hundred and twenty-two thousand thefts (including 25,704 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in El Paso County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in El Paso County has lessened by 45%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 36%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in El Paso County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty-one thousand for El Paso County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in El Paso 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 El Paso County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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