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Wichita County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 81,167 total crimes reported in Wichita County, Texas (8,006 of them violent). Of the 8,117 crimes that occur a year in Wichita County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wichita County, Texas 23 times a day. This includes 65 murders, 445 rapes, and more than fifty-six thousand thefts (including 4,832 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wichita County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wichita County increased by 30 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 2 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Wichita County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than nine thousand for Wichita County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wichita County, 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 counties like Wichita County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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