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Houston County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,777 total crimes reported in Houston County, Texas (403 of them violent). Of the 472 crimes that occur a year in Houston County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Houston County, Texas every 18 hours. This includes 5 murders, 28 rapes, and more than two thousand thefts (including 199 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Houston County, 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 Houston County, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Houston County increased by 39 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 23 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Houston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than six hundred for Houston County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Houston County, 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Houston County, Texas (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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