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Crime in Texas

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Crime in Texas

This article refers to crime in the American state of Texas.


  • State statistics 1
  • Policing 2
    • Police ratio 2.1
  • Capital punishment laws 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6

State statistics

In 2008 there were 1,092,134 crimes reported in Texas, including 1,374 murders and 874 rapes.[1]
Number of Crimes per 100,000 persons (Crime Rates)[2]
Violent Crime Rates Property Crime Rates Total Rank
State Population Violent Crime Homicide Rape Robbery Serious Assault Property Crime Burglary Larceny Motor vehicle theft
Year Population Index Violent Property Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated
Burglary Larceny
2010 25,145,561 1,248


In 2008, Texas had 1,913 State and local law enforcement agencies.[3] Those agencies employed a total of 96,116 staff.[3] Of the total staff, 59,219 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[3]

Police ratio

In 2008, Texas had 244 police officers per 100,000 residents.[3]

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is applied in Texas.[4]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "US Census Bureau, median household income by state 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2006-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  4. ^

Further reading

  • Harnsberger, R. Scott. A Guide to Sources of Texas Criminal Justice Statistics [North Texas Crime and Criminal Justice Series, no.6]. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-57441-308-3
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