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Hays County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,343 total crimes reported in Hays County, Texas (2,122 of them violent). Of the 2,234 crimes that happen every year in Hays County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hays County, Texas every 3 hours. This includes 12 murders, 304 rapes, and greater than sixteen thousand thefts (including 1,259 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Hays County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Hays County has grown by 59%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 63%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Hays County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three thousand for Hays County, Texas in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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