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Galveston, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,632 total crimes reported in Galveston, Texas (3,585 of them violent). Of the 4,090 crimes that take place per year in Galveston, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Galveston, Texas every 2 hours. This includes 42 murders, 558 rapes, and just about twenty thousand thefts (including 2,489 car thefts).

Total Crime in Galveston, Texas (1999, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, 2001 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Galveston, Texas for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Galveston has been reduced by 49%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 6%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Galveston. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for Galveston, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Galveston, Texas (1999, 2003-2008)

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 Galveston, Texas (1999, 2003-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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