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Tarrant County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 859,965 total crimes reported in Tarrant County, Texas (79,310 of them violent). Of the 85,997 crimes that happen every year in Tarrant County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tarrant County, Texas every 6 minutes. This includes 852 murders, 6,310 rapes, and almost six hundred and fourteen thousand thefts (including 70,719 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Tarrant County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Tarrant County has grown by 17%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 18%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Tarrant County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost ninety-four thousand for Tarrant County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tarrant County, 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 counties like Tarrant County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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