Wharton County, TX Arrest Records

Wharton County, TX is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.77 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Harris, Montgomery, Smith, Bastrop, Henderson counties in Texas.
Wharton County, TX property crime rate is 7.55 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 159 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 25.35% compared to 2015.

Wharton County, TX Crime Rate

Total arrests in Wharton County in 2016 decreased by 8.04% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 67 to 74 while non-violent crime decreased by 11.52% from 356 to 315.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 159
Burglary 123
Aggravated assault 56
Motor vehicle theft 33
Revised rape 16

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Wharton County increased by 10.45% from 2015 and increased by 4.23% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 71 to 74. In 2016 violent crime rate in Wharton County was 62.22% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.177%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Wharton County decreased by 11.52% from 2015 and decreased by 34.24% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 479 to 315. In 2016 property crime rate in Wharton County was 73.45% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.755%.

How Wharton stands up against other counties

Wharton vs. Erath

You’ll be in more risk in Wharton compared to Erath county that had 67.55% lower crime rate compared to Wharton county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0000 in Erath county.
Larceny rates of 3.8098 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.4163 in Erath county.

Wharton vs. Caldwell

You’ll be in more risk in Wharton compared to Caldwell county that had 54.12% lower crime rate compared to Wharton county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.3834 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Caldwell county.
Burglary rates of 2.9472 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.4577 in Caldwell county.

Names with the most arrests in Wharton

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Wharton, Texas, the most crimes, that's 36.52% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Wharton County is 0.72% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 2.55 daily crimes that occur in Wharton County.
  • Wharton, TX is more violent than Erath.
  • In Wharton County you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Wharton, TX have decreased by 8.04%.

Names in Wharton County