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Palestine, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,057 total crimes reported in Palestine, Texas (1,155 of them violent). Of the 1,006 crimes that happen every year in Palestine, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Palestine, Texas every 8 hours. This includes 9 murders, 54 rapes, and almost seven thousand thefts (including 474 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Palestine, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Palestine has lessened by 14%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 25%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Palestine. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight hundred for Palestine, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Palestine, 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

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Crime Data Information

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