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San Benito, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,683 total crimes reported in San Benito, Texas (699 of them violent). Of the 1,868 crimes that happen every year in San Benito, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in San Benito, Texas every 4 hours. This includes 3 murders, 92 rapes, and greater than fifteen thousand thefts (including 577 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in San Benito, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in San Benito has lessened by 25%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 20%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in San Benito. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for San Benito, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in San Benito, 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 San Benito, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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