Texas Criminal Records

Your Texas state guide to courts, police, jails, crime data, records, and more.


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With 25,208,896 residents as of 2012, Texas is number 2 in the country by population and number 2 by land size, occupying 261,232 square miles.


Texas Criminal Records Search

You can feel confident and secure when conducting a criminal records search . The results may include court records, business records, arrest records and more. We have a vast nationwide database - the records you search for may include Texas state and county records and any other geographic location the person has lived or worked.



In the USA, crime laboratories, which use forensic science to examine evidence, may be publicly or privately operated. Private labs typically do not respond to crime scenes to collect evidence. Most states have their own crime labs. Our crime lab listings show all private and public facilities in Texas.

Crimelab Name
City
Phone
Nueces County Medical Examiner's OfficeCorpus Christi
Southeast Texas Forensic Center, IncBeaumont(409) 726-2571
Tarrant County Medical Examiner's OfficeFort Worth
Travis County Medical Examiner's OfficeAustin
Valley ForensicsMcAllen(956) 682-7938

Crime Stoppers programs allow a member of a community to provide anonymous information about criminal activity, allowing a person to provide crime solving assistance to authorities without being directly involved in the investigative process. Our Crime Stoppers listings show programs in Texas, listed below.

Crime Stopper Office
City
Phone
Amarillo Crime StoppersAmarillo(806) 374-4400
Capital Area Crime Stoppers, IncAustin(512) 472-8477
Crime Stoppers Of El Paso, Inc.El Paso(915) 566-8477
Crime Stoppers Of HoustonHouston(713) 222-8477
Crime Stoppers Of San Antonio, Inc.San Antonio(210) 224-7867
Laredo Crime Stoppers, IncLaredo956-724-1876
Laredo Isd Campus Crime StoppersLaredo(956) 744-0083
Mcallen Crime StoppersMcallen(956) 687-8477
Student Crime Stoppers Of Amarillo, Inc.Amarillo(806) 372-8477
Waco Crime Stoppers, Inc.Waco(254) 753-4357

There is a distinction between "jails" and "prisons." Jail are operated locally, by cities and counties. Being primarily short term facilities, jails will hold inmates sentenced to terms of one year or less, and they are typically misdemeanants. Jails will also hold inmates awaiting trial on the local level. Prisons, on the other hand, are long term facilities run by federal or state governments (and often private companies). Prisons house convicted felons and inmates serving a term of more than one year. Below is a list of the 10 largest jails, by average inmate population, in Texas.

City
Facility
Average Inmate Population
San AntonioBEXAR COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER3,994
DallasDALLAS COUNTY7,882
DentonDENTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER966
El PasoEL PASO COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY2,020
HoustonHARRIS COUNTY8,967
EdinburgHIDALGO COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER1,040
BeaumontJEFFERSON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER1,000
GroesbeckLIMESTONE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER-CIVIGENICS1,005
Fort WorthTARRANT COUNTY3,400
AustinTRAVIS COUNTY2,627