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Sweetwater, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 2,771 total crimes reported in Sweetwater, Texas (396 of them violent). Of the 462 crimes that happen every year in Sweetwater, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sweetwater, Texas every 18 hours. This includes 7 murders, 40 rapes, and almost two thousand thefts (including 106 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Sweetwater, Texas (2002-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sweetwater, Texas for 6 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sweetwater has grown by 16%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 69%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 6 years in Sweetwater. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than five hundred for Sweetwater, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sweetwater, Texas (2002-2003, 2005-2008)

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 Sweetwater, Texas (2002-2003, 2005-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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