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Val Verde County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,887 total crimes reported in Val Verde County, Texas (928 of them violent). Of the 1,389 crimes that happen every year in Val Verde County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Val Verde County, Texas every 6 hours. This includes 12 murders, 9 rapes, and greater than ten thousand thefts (including 830 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Val Verde County, Texas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Val Verde County has lessened by 62%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 39%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Val Verde County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Val Verde County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Val Verde 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 Val Verde County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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