Socorro, TX Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Socorro, 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 Socorro area. Socorro has a population of 33,222, which makes it the 96th largest city in Texas, and an average income of $30,789. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Socorro, 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 38 reported violent crimes and 351 reported property crimes in Socorro. This compares to 113,227 reported violent crimes and 777,739 reported property crimes statewide in Texas. This makes Socorro 463rd in the state of Texas when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Socorro was agg. assault, with 28 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 248 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.


Socorro Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 96th
  • Violent Crimes: 131st (463rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 67th (328th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 108th (429th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 75th (269th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 175th (505th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 130th (475th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 174th (482nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 87th (320th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 1,181st
  • Violent Crimes: 595th (3,669th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (413th per 100k)
  • Rape: 189th (1,366th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 458th (3,143rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 334th (1,645th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,432nd (6,063rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 657th (4,178th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,296th (5,978th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 484th (2,298th per 100k)
  • Arson: 117th (825th per 100k)

In El Paso County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 33,222
  • Households: 8,984
  • Median Income: $30,789
  • Land Area: 22.028 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.023 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Socorro, TX Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 0
Rape 2 2
Agg. Assault 35 28
Robbery 5 8
Burglary 69 71
Vehicle Thefts 21 32
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in Socorro, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 0
Rape 2
Aggravated Assault 28
Robbery 8

Property Crimes in Socorro, TX in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 71
Larceny 248
Motor Vehicle Theft 32
Arson 0

Burglary in Socorro, TX

Year Burglary
2006 131
2007 161
2008 171
2009 200
2010 143
2011 85
2012 79
2013 89
2014 69
2015 71

Vehicle Thefts in Socorro, TX

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 76
2007 61
2008 90
2009 65
2010 61
2011 42
2012 30
2013 46
2014 21
2015 32

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 Socorro 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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