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Galveston County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 105,758 total crimes reported in Galveston County, Texas (11,138 of them violent). Of the 10,576 crimes that happen every year in Galveston County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Galveston County, Texas every 49 minutes. This includes 140 murders, 1,410 rapes, and greater than seventy-one thousand thefts (including 7,588 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Galveston County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Galveston County has lessened by 10%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 3%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Galveston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost thirteen thousand for Galveston County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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