Harris County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for Harris County public records. This includes vital, court, property search and assessor records.


Harris County is one of 205 counties in the state of Texas that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 29,401,011, it is the 2nd most populous county in Texas. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in Harris County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in Harris County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for Harris County. In that year, there were 24,033 major violent crimes and 120,565 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, Harris County ranked 5th for violent crimes and 4th for property crimes.

To learn more about crimes in specific localities, please review our city pages.

You can also see criminal and court records for other Texas counties.


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Harris County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 23862 24033
Murder 266 318
Rape 1151 1329
Agg. Assault 11704 11449
Robbery 10741 10937
Property Crimes 125135 120565
Burglary 25152 23098
Larceny 83503 81813
Vehicle Thefts 16480 15654
Arson 778 758

Harris County Court Records


Search through Harris County clerk and court records to uncover information from dozens of public records databases. Perform a basic background check by doing a case lookup, jail inmate search or a court docket search.


Harris County Vital Records


The resources below contain vital records for Harris County, Texas. Search through divorce records and marriage licenses, as well as death certificates and birth records.


Harris County Property & Assessor Records


Search through property records for Harris County, Texas. Use the resources below to find property tax records, recorder of deeds information, lien and land records.


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