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Laredo, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 141,083 total crimes reported in Laredo, Texas (11,324 of them violent). Of the 14,108 crimes that occur a year in Laredo, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Laredo, Texas every 37 minutes. This includes 137 murders, 645 rapes, and more than one hundred and ten thousand thefts (including 11,242 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Laredo, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Laredo increased by 15 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 39 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Laredo. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than fifteen thousand for Laredo, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Laredo, 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 Laredo, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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