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Rusk County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 15,857 total crimes reported in Rusk County, Texas (2,280 of them violent). Of the 1,586 crimes that occur a year in Rusk County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rusk County, Texas every 5 hours. This includes 22 murders, 176 rapes, and nearly eleven thousand thefts (including 852 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Rusk County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Rusk County increased by 37 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 3 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Rusk County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Rusk County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Rusk 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 Rusk County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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