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Vernon, Texas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Vernon, Texas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Vernon compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Vernon, Texas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,578 total crimes reported in Vernon, Texas (698 of them violent). Of the 658 crimes that transpire each year in Vernon, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vernon, Texas every 13 hours. This includes 5 murders, 83 rapes, and close to five thousand thefts (including 226 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Vernon, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Vernon has diminished by 64 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 145 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Vernon. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Vernon, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Vernon, Texas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Vernon, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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