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Mesquite, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 63,810 total crimes reported in Mesquite, Texas (4,805 of them violent). Of the 6,381 crimes that transpire each year in Mesquite, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mesquite, Texas 18 times each day. This includes 45 murders, 74 rapes, and close to fifty-one thousand thefts (including 7,316 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mesquite, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mesquite has climbed by 6 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 10 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Mesquite. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six thousand for Mesquite, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mesquite, 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 Mesquite, 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

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