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Longview, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 56,178 total crimes reported in Longview, Texas (6,412 of them violent). Of the 5,618 crimes that happen every year in Longview, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Longview, Texas 16 times every day. This includes 68 murders, 722 rapes, and almost thirty-nine thousand thefts (including 4,614 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Longview, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Longview has grown by 20%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 51%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Longview. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six thousand for Longview, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Longview, Texas (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Longview, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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