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Matagorda County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 15,480 total crimes reported in Matagorda County, Texas (2,004 of them violent). Of the 1,548 crimes that take place per year in Matagorda County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Matagorda County, Texas every 5 hours. This includes 18 murders, 62 rapes, and just about ten thousand thefts (including 469 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Matagorda County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Matagorda County has risen by 28%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 59%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Matagorda County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two thousand for Matagorda County, Texas in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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