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Garland, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 94,257 total crimes reported in Garland, Texas (6,249 of them violent). Of the 9,426 crimes that occur a year in Garland, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Garland, Texas every 55 minutes. This includes 65 murders, 483 rapes, and nearly sixty-eight thousand thefts (including 8,514 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Garland, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Garland increased by 11 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 36 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Garland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly ten thousand for Garland, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Garland, 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 cities like Garland, 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

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