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Lamar County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,746 total crimes reported in Lamar County, Texas (3,320 of them violent). Of the 2,875 crimes that transpire each year in Lamar County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lamar County, Texas every 3 hours. This includes 21 murders, 366 rapes, and close to twenty thousand thefts (including 880 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Lamar County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Lamar County has diminished by 41 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 82 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Lamar County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Lamar County, Texas in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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