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Wise County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,540 total crimes reported in Wise County, Texas (940 of them violent). Of the 754 crimes that occur a year in Wise County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wise County, Texas every 11 hours. This includes 6 murders, 75 rapes, and nearly five thousand thefts (including 290 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wise County, Texas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wise County increased by 100 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 100 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Wise County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Wise County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wise 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 Wise County, Texas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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