Crime in Texas
State statistics 
In 2008 there were 1,092,134 crimes reported in Texas, including 1,374 murders and 874 rapes.
|Number of Crimes per 100,000 persons (Crime Rates)|
|Violent Crime Rates||Property Crime Rates||Total||Rank|
|State||Population||Violent Crime||Homicide||Rape||Robbery||Serious Assault||Property Crime||Burglary||Larceny||Motor vehicle theft|
In 2008, Texas had 1,913 State and local law enforcement agencies. Those agencies employed a total of 96,116 staff. Of the total staff, 59,219 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).
Police ratio 
In 2008, Texas had 244 police officers per 100,000 residents.
Capital punishment laws 
Capital punishment is applied in Texas.
See also 
- "US Census Bureau, median household income by state 2004". Archived from the original on 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2006-07-01.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
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