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Hale County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,885 total crimes reported in Hale County, Texas (930 of them violent). Of the 1,489 crimes that occur a year in Hale County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hale County, Texas every 5 hours. This includes 5 murders, 114 rapes, and nearly eleven thousand thefts (including 370 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hale County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hale County increased by 10 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 28 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Hale County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Hale County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hale County, 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 counties like Hale County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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