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Palo Pinto County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,445 total crimes reported in Palo Pinto County, Texas (589 of them violent). Of the 845 crimes that occur a year in Palo Pinto County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Palo Pinto County, Texas every 10 hours. This includes 10 murders, 132 rapes, and nearly six thousand thefts (including 428 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Palo Pinto County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Palo Pinto County increased by 16 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Palo Pinto County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly one thousand for Palo Pinto County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Palo Pinto County, Texas (1999-2008)

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 counties like Palo Pinto County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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