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Gaines County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,397 total crimes reported in Gaines County, Texas (130 of them violent). Of the 175 crimes that occur a year in Gaines County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gaines County, Texas 175 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 22 rapes, and nearly one thousand thefts (including 68 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Gaines County, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Gaines County, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Gaines County increased by 40 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 86 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Gaines County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two hundred for Gaines County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gaines County, Texas (2001-2008)

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 Gaines County, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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