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Ward County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,857 total crimes reported in Ward County, Texas (269 of them violent). Of the 232 crimes that occur a year in Ward County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ward County, Texas 232 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 15 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 46 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Ward 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 Ward County, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ward County increased by 56 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 84 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Ward County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly four hundred for Ward County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ward 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 Ward 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

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