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Jones County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,364 total crimes reported in Jones County, Texas (457 of them violent). Of the 436 crimes that occur a year in Jones County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jones County, Texas every 20 hours. This includes 8 murders, 60 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 219 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Jones County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Jones County increased by 50 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 64 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Jones County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than six hundred for Jones County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jones 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 Jones 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

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