Texas Criminal Records

  • Texas has 27,469,114 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Texas is the 49th largest state by population.

Court System

  1. The District Court handles both criminal and civil cases.
  2. The County Court has original jurisdiction over all criminal cases, class A and B misdemeanors and minor offenses.
  3. The Justice Court handles class C misdemeanors and minor civil matters.
  4. The Municipal Courts have original and exclusive jurisdiction over violations of city ordinances.
  5. The Specialty Court includes the child support and child protection courts.
  6. The Child Support Court resolves child support cases, while the child protection manages children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
  7. The Court of Criminal Appeals deals with the most serious and highest crime cases.
  8. The Supreme Court is the last resort for civil matters in the State of Texas but can also license attorneys and administer the State Bar of Texas.

Crime Statistics for Texas (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 113,227 49th / 51 (Very High)
Murder 1,316 49th / 51 (Very High)
Rape 12,250 49th / 51 (Very High)
Robbery 31,934 49th / 51 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 67,727 49th / 51 (Very High)
Property Crime 777,739 49th / 51 (Very High)
Burglary 153,054 49th / 51 (Very High)
Larceny Theft 557,200 49th / 51 (Very High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 67,485 49th / 51 (Very High)

Criminal Preview in Texas