Harris County, TX Arrest Records

Harris County, TX is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.93 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Travis, Bexar, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Smith counties in Texas.
Harris County, TX property crime rate is 9.85 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 29,962 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 2.26% compared to 2015.

Harris County, TX Crime Rate

Total arrests in Harris County in 2016 decreased by 1.51% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 9,209 to 8,854 while non-violent crime decreased by 1.03% from 45,700 to 45,228.

5 Crimes In Harris County, TX in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 29,962
Burglary 9,162
Motor vehicle theft 6,104
Aggravated assault 5,181
Robbery 3,044

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Harris County decreased by 3.85% from 2015. In 2016 violent crime rate in Harris County was 58.89% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.193%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Harris County decreased by 1.03% from 2015. In 2016 property crime rate in Harris County was 65.33% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.985%.

How Harris stands up against other counties

Harris vs. Dallas

You’ll be in more risk in Harris compared to Dallas county that had 98.85% lower crime rate compared to Harris county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 1.1288 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0109 in Dallas county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 1.3299 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0148 in Dallas county.

Harris vs. Tarrant

You’ll be in more risk in Harris compared to Tarrant county that had 96.06% lower crime rate compared to Harris county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.1170 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0198 in Tarrant county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 1.3299 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0461 in Tarrant county.

Names with the most arrests in Harris

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Harris, Texas, the most crimes, that's 41.34% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Harris County is 0.64% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.23 daily crimes that occur in Harris County.
  • Harris, TX is more violent than Dallas.
  • In Harris County you have a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Harris, TX have decreased by 1.51%.

Harris Police Departments

Names in Harris County