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Potter County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 76,960 total crimes reported in Potter County, Texas (8,645 of them violent). Of the 7,696 crimes that transpire each year in Potter County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Potter County, Texas 22 times each day. This includes 74 murders, 561 rapes, and over fifty-four thousand thefts (including 5,479 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Potter County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Potter County has diminished by 12 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 18 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 Potter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven thousand for Potter County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Potter County, 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 counties like Potter County, 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

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