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Fort Worth, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 409,988 total crimes reported in Fort Worth, Texas (40,908 of them violent). Of the 40,999 crimes that take place per year in Fort Worth, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fort Worth, Texas every 12 minutes. This includes 573 murders, 3,038 rapes, and just about two hundred and eighty-one thousand thefts (including 35,649 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Fort Worth, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Fort Worth has risen by 6%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 8%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Fort Worth. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least forty-two thousand for Fort Worth, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fort Worth, 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 cities like Fort Worth, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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