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Starr County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,972 total crimes reported in Starr County, Texas (1,188 of them violent). Of the 997 crimes that take place per year in Starr County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Starr County, Texas every 8 hours. This includes 45 murders, 94 rapes, and at least six thousand thefts (including 1,375 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Starr County, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Starr County has risen by 44%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 60%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Starr County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Starr County, Texas in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Starr County, Texas (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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