El Paso, TX Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in El Paso, TX? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in El Paso County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the El Paso area. El Paso has a population of 681,124, which makes it the 6th largest city in Texas, and an average income of $42,772.00. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in El Paso, TX

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 2,515 reported violent crimes and 13133 reported property crimes in El Paso. This compares to 113,227 reported violent crimes and 777,739 reported property crimes statewide in Texas. This makes El Paso 178th in the state of Texas when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in El Paso was agg. assault, with 1,766 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 10,916 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


El Paso Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 6th (178th per 100k)
  • Murder: 7th (93rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 6th (184th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 6th (178th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 8th (141st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (343rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 10th (479th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (282nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 9th (284th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (143rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 20th
  • Violent Crimes: 53rd (1,847th per 100k)
  • Murder: 61st (392nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 34th (957th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 46th (1,759th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 92nd (1,294th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 55th (4,072nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 102nd (4,235th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 47th (3,534th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 110th (2,111th per 100k)
  • Arson: 64th (751st per 100k)

In El Paso County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 681,124
  • Households: 220,682
  • Median Income: $42,772.00
  • Land Area: 256.774 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.868 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

El Paso, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 21 17
Rape 335 322
Agg. Assault 1900 1766
Robbery 415 410
Burglary 1579 1419
Vehicle Thefts 821 798
Arson 48 57

Violent Crimes in El Paso, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 17
Rape 322
Aggravated Assault 1766
Robbery 410

Property Crimes in El Paso, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 1419
Larceny 10916
Motor Vehicle Theft 798
Arson 57

Burglary in El Paso, TX

Year Burglary
2006 2212
2007 2149
2008 2079
2009 1991
2010 1953
2011 1859
2012 1826
2013 1771
2014 1579
2015 1419

Arson in El Paso, TX

Year Arson
2006 93
2007 81
2008 118
2009 110
2010 101
2011 120
2012 94
2013 73
2014 48
2015 57

Texas Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Texas Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 109414 113227
Murder 1184 1316
Rape 19629 21175
Agg. Assault 65656 67727
Robbery 31181 31934
Property Crimes 813934 777739
Burglary 169234 153054
Larceny 576154 557200
Vehicle Thefts 68546 67485
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in El Paso and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Texas and nationwide.


Burglary in the state of Texas

Year Burglary
2006 215647
2007 228313
2008 230123
2009 240233
2010 228597
2011 215223
2012 204810
2013 190898
2014 169234
2015 153054

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