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Harlingen, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 46,675 total crimes reported in Harlingen, Texas (3,403 of them violent). Of the 4,668 crimes that take place per year in Harlingen, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Harlingen, Texas 13 times per day. This includes 34 murders, 255 rapes, and at least thirty-three thousand thefts (including 2,220 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Harlingen, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Harlingen has risen by 21%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 23%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Harlingen. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least five thousand for Harlingen, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Harlingen, Texas (1999-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

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