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Hidalgo County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 313,483 total crimes reported in Hidalgo County, Texas (21,704 of them violent). Of the 31,348 crimes that occur a year in Hidalgo County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hidalgo County, Texas every 16 minutes. This includes 259 murders, 1,318 rapes, and more than two hundred and thirty-five thousand thefts (including 22,144 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hidalgo County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hidalgo County increased by 40 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Hidalgo County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly forty-one thousand for Hidalgo County, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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