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Merkel, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 453 total crimes reported in Merkel, Texas (46 of them violent). Of the 57 crimes that occur a year in Merkel, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Merkel, Texas 57 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and more than two hundred thefts (including 15 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Merkel, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Merkel, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Merkel decreased by 65 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 100 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 8 years in Merkel. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to forty for Merkel, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Merkel, Texas (2001-2008)

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 Merkel, Texas (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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