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San Marcos, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,259 total crimes reported in San Marcos, Texas (1,499 of them violent). Of the 1,626 crimes that happen every year in San Marcos, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in San Marcos, Texas every 5 hours. This includes 9 murders, 248 rapes, and greater than twelve thousand thefts (including 1,001 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in San Marcos, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in San Marcos has grown by 20%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 14%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in San Marcos. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for San Marcos, Texas in 2009.

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

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Crime Data Information

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