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Howard County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,136 total crimes reported in Howard County, Texas (1,120 of them violent). Of the 1,314 crimes that occur a year in Howard County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Howard County, Texas every 6 hours. This includes 16 murders, 208 rapes, and more than eight thousand thefts (including 532 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Howard County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Howard County increased by 42 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 54 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Howard County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Howard County, Texas in 2009.

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

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

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

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