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Waco, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 96,294 total crimes reported in Waco, Texas (9,506 of them violent). Of the 9,629 crimes that take place per year in Waco, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Waco, Texas every 54 minutes. This includes 115 murders, 758 rapes, and just about sixty-six thousand thefts (including 6,603 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Waco, Texas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Waco has been reduced by 16%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 1%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Waco. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to nine thousand for Waco, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Waco, Texas (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

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