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Smith County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 58,709 total crimes reported in Smith County, Texas (6,789 of them violent). Of the 6,523 crimes that transpire each year in Smith County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Smith County, Texas 18 times each day. This includes 62 murders, 656 rapes, and over forty thousand thefts (including 3,153 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Smith County, Texas (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Smith County, Texas for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Smith County has climbed by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 35 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Smith County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over nine thousand for Smith County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Smith County, Texas (2000-2008)

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 Smith County, Texas (2000-2008)

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

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