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Gregg County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 70,783 total crimes reported in Gregg County, Texas (7,304 of them violent). Of the 7,078 crimes that transpire each year in Gregg County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gregg County, Texas 20 times each day. This includes 83 murders, 903 rapes, and close to fifty thousand thefts (including 5,609 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Gregg County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Gregg County has climbed by 29 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 55 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Gregg County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eight thousand for Gregg County, Texas in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Gregg County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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