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Upshur County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 7,787 total crimes reported in Upshur County, Texas (586 of them violent). Of the 973 crimes that happen every year in Upshur County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Upshur County, Texas every 9 hours. This includes 8 murders, 50 rapes, and greater than five thousand thefts (including 505 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Upshur County, 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Upshur County, Texas for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Upshur County has grown by 53%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 72%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Upshur County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for Upshur County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Upshur County, Texas (2001-2008)

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 Upshur County, Texas (2001-2008)

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

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