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Ellis County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 35,407 total crimes reported in Ellis County, Texas (2,795 of them violent). Of the 3,541 crimes that happen every year in Ellis County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ellis County, Texas every 2 hours. This includes 32 murders, 256 rapes, and almost twenty-five thousand thefts (including 2,282 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Ellis County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Ellis County has grown by 76%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 82%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Ellis County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six thousand for Ellis County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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