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Fort Bend County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 103,210 total crimes reported in Fort Bend County, Texas (13,308 of them violent). Of the 10,321 crimes that occur a year in Fort Bend County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fort Bend County, Texas every 50 minutes. This includes 148 murders, 962 rapes, and more than sixty-eight thousand thefts (including 8,876 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fort Bend County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fort Bend County increased by 36 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 57 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Fort Bend County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly fourteen thousand for Fort Bend County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fort Bend 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 Fort Bend County, Texas (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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