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Highland Park, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,358 total crimes reported in Highland Park, Texas (83 of them violent). Of the 295 crimes that transpire each year in Highland Park, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Highland Park, Texas 295 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 2 rapes, and close to two thousand thefts (including 119 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Highland Park, 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Highland Park, Texas for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Highland Park has diminished by 50 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 325 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Highland Park. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Highland Park, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Highland Park, Texas (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Highland Park, Texas (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Highland Park, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, it was determined that the agency did not follow national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program guidelines for reporting an offense. Consequently, this figure is not included in these graphs.
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