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Wichita Falls, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 76,579 total crimes reported in Wichita Falls, Texas (7,687 of them violent). Of the 7,658 crimes that transpire each year in Wichita Falls, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wichita Falls, Texas 21 times each day. This includes 63 murders, 412 rapes, and over fifty-three thousand thefts (including 4,574 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Wichita Falls, Texas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Wichita Falls has climbed by 27 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 10 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Wichita Falls. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eight thousand for Wichita Falls, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wichita Falls, Texas (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Wichita Falls, Texas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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