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La Porte, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,030 total crimes reported in La Porte, Texas (844 of them violent). Of the 703 crimes that occur a year in La Porte, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in La Porte, Texas every 12 hours. This includes 8 murders, 88 rapes, and more than four thousand thefts (including 616 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in La Porte, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in La Porte increased by 7 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 68 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in La Porte. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for La Porte, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in La Porte, 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 cities like La Porte, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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