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Van Zandt County, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Van Zandt County, Texas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Van Zandt County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Van Zandt County, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 8,510 total crimes reported in Van Zandt County, Texas (698 of them violent). Of the 1,064 crimes that occur a year in Van Zandt County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Van Zandt County, Texas every 8 hours. This includes 16 murders, 15 rapes, and more than five thousand thefts (including 773 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Van Zandt 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Van Zandt County, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Van Zandt County increased by 60 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 60 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Van Zandt County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Van Zandt County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Van Zandt County, Texas (2001-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Van Zandt County, Texas (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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