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West Columbia, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 904 total crimes reported in West Columbia, Texas (80 of them violent). Of the 113 crimes that occur a year in West Columbia, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Columbia, Texas 113 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 3 rapes, and nearly six hundred thefts (including 40 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in West Columbia, 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 West Columbia, Texas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in West Columbia decreased by 70 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 88 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 8 years in West Columbia. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eighty for West Columbia, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in West Columbia, 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

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Crime Data Information

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