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Jefferson County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 142,582 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Texas (16,216 of them violent). Of the 14,258 crimes that happen every year in Jefferson County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Texas every 36 minutes. This includes 177 murders, 1,479 rapes, and almost ninety-four thousand thefts (including 9,407 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Jefferson County has lessened by 24%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 18%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to thirteen thousand for Jefferson County, Texas in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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