Law enforcement officers throughout the state work hard every day to protect Texas from crime. Texas must continue its proactive approach to fighting crime.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2011
HomeSecurityGuru.com, the web's largest and most comprehensive home security website, has released a report that analyzes the latest Texas crime statistics using multiple data sources. The data listed in the report includes the most recent statistics for the entire geographical area of Texas, a comparison to the 2009 crime rates and analysis on where Texas stands within the national crime rates.
2010 - 71,517 / 2009 - 74,021
2010 - 228,597 / 2009 - 240,058
Motor Vehicle Theft
2010 - 68,023 / 2009 - 76,569
2010 - 1,249 / 2009 - 1,330
2010 - 7,622 / 2009 - 8,311
2010 - 32,843 / 2009 - 38,022
2010 - 654,626 / 2009 - 678,455
The Home Security Guru Texas crime report shows a downward trend in all types of crime recorded by the state and federal government. Upon hearing the favorable 2010 crime statistics, DPS director Steven C. McCraw said, "law enforcement officers throughout the state work hard every day to protect Texas from crime. Texas must continue its proactive approach to fighting crime."
However, crime rates vary greatly from city to city in Texas and are heavily influenced by population. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the Texas cities with the highest number of violent crimes are:
- Houston - 22,491
- Dallas - 9,161
- San Antonio - 8,434
- Fort Worth - 4,293
- Austin - 3,790
- El Paso - 2,861
- Corpus Christi - 2,068
- Lubbock - 2,001
- Arlington - 1,925
- Amarillo - 1,184
How Texas Crime Statistics Compare to Other States
Based on the FBI's Crime in the United States 2009-2010 report Texas ranks 2nd for violent crimes and 2nd for property crimes. When comparing Texas to other states population needs to be taken into consideration. Therefore measuring rates per 100,000 is a more standardized comparison which puts Texas at 16th for violent crime and 3rd for property crime. According to the 2010 census Texas ranks 2nd with a population of 25,145,561.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that property crime in the U.S. dropped by 5.2% while violent crime dropped 12.1% between 2009 and 2010. In Texas, property crimes dropped by 4.4% and violent crimes dropped by 6.9%.
CQ Press 2010 State Crime Rate Rankings listed Texas as the 35th safest state in the U.S., one spot higher than the state placed in 2009. The list is compiled using murder, burglary, rape, aggravated assaults, motor vehicle theft and robbery rates.
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