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Watauga, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 6,385 total crimes reported in Watauga, Texas (553 of them violent). Of the 639 crimes that occur a year in Watauga, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Watauga, Texas every 13 hours. This includes 2 murders, 30 rapes, and nearly five thousand thefts (including 361 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Watauga, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Watauga increased by 37 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 59 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Watauga. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than seven hundred for Watauga, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Watauga, Texas (1999-2008)

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 cities like Watauga, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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