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.
Texas Violent Crime Rate
There were 85,664 violent crimes in Texas during 2012. The Texas violent crime rate of 339.82 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 245.87. Violent crime is defined as a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim.
Texas Robbery Rate
In 2012, there were 26,013 robberies in Texas. The Texas robbery rate of 103.19 (per 100,000 residents) was higher than the national average of 79.66. Robbery is defined as taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
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.
|Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office||Corpus Christi|
|Southeast Texas Forensic Center, Inc||Beaumont||(409) 726-2571|
|Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office||Fort Worth|
|Travis County Medical Examiner's Office||Austin|
|Valley Forensics||McAllen||(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
|Amarillo Crime Stoppers||Amarillo||(806) 374-4400|
|Capital Area Crime Stoppers, Inc||Austin||(512) 472-8477|
|Crime Stoppers Of El Paso, Inc.||El Paso||(915) 566-8477|
|Crime Stoppers Of Houston||Houston||(713) 222-8477|
|Crime Stoppers Of San Antonio, Inc.||San Antonio||(210) 224-7867|
|Laredo Crime Stoppers, Inc||Laredo||956-724-1876|
|Laredo Isd Campus Crime Stoppers||Laredo||(956) 744-0083|
|Mcallen Crime Stoppers||Mcallen||(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.
Average Inmate Population
|San Antonio||BEXAR COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER||3,994|
|Denton||DENTON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER||966|
|El Paso||EL PASO COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY||2,020|
|Edinburg||HIDALGO COUNTY ADULT DETENTION CENTER||1,040|
|Beaumont||JEFFERSON COUNTY DETENTION CENTER||1,000|
|Groesbeck||LIMESTONE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER-CIVIGENICS||1,005|
|Fort Worth||TARRANT COUNTY||3,400|