Texas Crime Stats
Texas Criminal Records Statistics
Recorded crime total for 2006: 909,700
Number of crimes per capita: 5315.46
Most "dangerous" Texas city: Sunset Valley
Crime Threat Level: 5
Other states with a crime threat level of 5:
Oklahoma - Washington
Texas Criminal Activity Breakdown
Property Crime: 555,532
Texas exceeds the national average in:
Rape, Assult, Burglary, Theft
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Tips on texas Background Searches
The Texas Department of Public Safety gathers electronic data for Texas criminal records via a system called the Texas Computerized Criminal History System. The local criminal justice agencies in Texas report to the Department of Public Safety, and it is then compiled in the system. This process, along with the Corrections Tracking System is a part of the Texas Criminal Justice Information System. The information system is overseen by the Department of Criminal Justice.
To obtain Texas criminal records, a request by non criminal justice agencies must be sent along with a $10 payment to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The inquiry must include the name, gender, ethnicity, and date of birth of the individual in question. For a $15 fee you can also submit a request for a fingerprint based records check. You can also submit such a request for your own record if you have a print on a card or via the DPS FAST fingerprinting system.
The general public can request records online at the Texas Department of Public Safety website for $3.50. For a hard copy request, the fee is $10.
Criminal justice agencies have free access to the records upon request through the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS).