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Hempstead, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,144 total crimes reported in Hempstead, Texas (303 of them violent). Of the 268 crimes that occur a year in Hempstead, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hempstead, Texas 268 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 8 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 187 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Hempstead, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hempstead, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hempstead increased by 35 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 48 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Hempstead. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than three hundred for Hempstead, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hempstead, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

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