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Lubbock, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 144,612 total crimes reported in Lubbock, Texas (22,922 of them violent). Of the 14,461 crimes that transpire each year in Lubbock, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lubbock, Texas every 36 minutes. This includes 124 murders, 1,081 rapes, and close to ninety-three thousand thefts (including 6,610 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Lubbock, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Lubbock has climbed by 10 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 14 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Lubbock. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to fifteen thousand for Lubbock, Texas in 2009.

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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