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Erath County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,508 total crimes reported in Erath County, Texas (537 of them violent). Of the 751 crimes that take place per year in Erath County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Erath County, Texas every 11 hours. This includes 10 murders, 127 rapes, and just about six thousand thefts (including 292 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Erath County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Erath County has risen by 47%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 76%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Erath County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about one thousand for Erath County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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