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Polk County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 7,606 total crimes reported in Polk County, Texas (687 of them violent). Of the 951 crimes that transpire each year in Polk County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Polk County, Texas every 9 hours. This includes 14 murders, 149 rapes, and close to five thousand thefts (including 492 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Polk County, 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Polk County, Texas for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Polk County has climbed by 64 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 46 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Polk County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for Polk County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Polk County, Texas (2001-2008)

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 counties like Polk County, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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