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Jim Wells County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,403 total crimes reported in Jim Wells County, Texas (2,647 of them violent). Of the 2,240 crimes that occur a year in Jim Wells County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jim Wells County, Texas every 3 hours. This includes 12 murders, 122 rapes, and nearly fifteen thousand thefts (including 815 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Jim Wells County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Jim Wells County increased by 39 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 65 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Jim Wells County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than three thousand for Jim Wells County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jim Wells 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 Jim Wells County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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