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Kaufman County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 27,369 total crimes reported in Kaufman County, Texas (3,300 of them violent). Of the 2,737 crimes that occur a year in Kaufman County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kaufman County, Texas every 3 hours. This includes 31 murders, 207 rapes, and more than seventeen thousand thefts (including 2,332 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Kaufman County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Kaufman County increased by 71 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 56 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Kaufman County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly five thousand for Kaufman County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kaufman 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 Kaufman 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

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