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South Padre Island, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,719 total crimes reported in South Padre Island, Texas (391 of them violent). Of the 715 crimes that occur a year in South Padre Island, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in South Padre Island, Texas every 12 hours. This includes 4 murders, 76 rapes, and more than four thousand thefts (including 193 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in South Padre Island, Texas (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in South Padre Island, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in South Padre Island increased by 2 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 28 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in South Padre Island. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than seven hundred for South Padre Island, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in South Padre Island, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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Crime Data Information

South Padre Island, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for South Padre Island 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.