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Zapata County, Texas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 1,598 total crimes reported in Zapata County, Texas (195 of them violent). Of the 320 crimes that occur a year in Zapata County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Zapata County, Texas 320 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 5 rapes, and more than eight hundred thefts (including 136 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Zapata County, Texas (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Zapata County, Texas for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Zapata County decreased by 195 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 17 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 5 years in Zapata County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to ninety for Zapata County, Texas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Zapata County, Texas (2003, 2005-2008)

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 Zapata County, Texas (2003, 2005-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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