Polk County, TX Arrest Records

Polk County, TX is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.38 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has higher total crime rate than Harris, Travis, Bexar, Hidalgo, Montgomery counties in Texas.
Polk County, TX property crime rate is 10.91 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 296 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 10.57% compared to 2015.

Polk County, TX Crime Rate

Total arrests in Polk County in 2016 decreased by 11.16% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 95 to 66 while non-violent crime decreased by 7.92% from 568 to 523.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 296
Burglary 185
Motor vehicle theft 42
Revised rape 29
Aggravated assault 28

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Polk County decreased by 30.53% from 2015 and increased by 1.54% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 65 to 66. In 2016 violent crime rate in Polk County was 70.65% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.138%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Polk County decreased by 7.92% from 2015 and decreased by 15.37% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 618 to 523. In 2016 property crime rate in Polk County was 61.6% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 1.091%.

How Polk stands up against other counties

Polk vs. Wilson

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Wilson county that had 58.22% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.1670 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0206 in Wilson county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.8765 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.6188 in Wilson county.

Polk vs. Atascosa

You’ll be in more risk in Polk compared to Atascosa county that had 4.14% lower crime rate compared to Polk county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0209 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0205 in Atascosa county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.8765 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.0861 in Atascosa county.

Names with the most arrests in Polk

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Polk, Texas, the most crimes, that's 29.72% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Polk County is 0.63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 3.37 daily crimes that occur in Polk County.
  • Polk, TX is more violent than Wilson.
  • In Polk County you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Polk, TX have decreased by 11.16%.

Names in Polk County