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Temple, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 30,017 total crimes reported in Temple, Texas (1,931 of them violent). Of the 3,002 crimes that happen every year in Temple, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Temple, Texas every 2 hours. This includes 21 murders, 111 rapes, and almost twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,771 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Temple, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Temple has lessened by 6%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 19%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Temple. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for Temple, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Temple, 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 cities like Temple, Texas (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Temple, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2006, it was determined that the agency did not follow national Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program guidelines for reporting an offense. Consequently, this figure is not included in these graphs.
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