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Willacy County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 7,284 total crimes reported in Willacy County, Texas (1,210 of them violent). Of the 809 crimes that transpire each year in Willacy County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Willacy County, Texas every 10 hours. This includes 7 murders, 43 rapes, and over four thousand thefts (including 141 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Willacy County, Texas (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Willacy County, Texas for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Willacy County has climbed by 59 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 77 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Willacy County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over one thousand for Willacy County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Willacy County, Texas (2000-2008)

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 counties like Willacy County, Texas (2000-2008)

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

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