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Hockley County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,414 total crimes reported in Hockley County, Texas (753 of them violent). Of the 541 crimes that take place per year in Hockley County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hockley County, Texas every 16 hours. This includes 4 murders, 98 rapes, and at least three thousand thefts (including 184 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Hockley County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Hockley County has risen by 29%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime stayed about the same. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Hockley County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least seven hundred for Hockley County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hockley County, 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

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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