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Plainview, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,887 total crimes reported in Plainview, Texas (843 of them violent). Of the 1,389 crimes that happen every year in Plainview, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Plainview, Texas every 6 hours. This includes 4 murders, 104 rapes, and greater than ten thousand thefts (including 308 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Plainview, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Plainview has lessened by 1%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 12%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Plainview. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Plainview, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Plainview, 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Plainview, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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