Texas, nicknamed as the Lone Star State, is the second largest (both by area and people) US state. Texas boasts with a population of 27,862,596. The capital city is Austin, while Houston is the largest city, populated by 2,099,451 people. Houston, which is the state’s previous capital, is also the fourth largest city of the country.
Odessa is the city that holds the notorious status of having the most crime in Texas. The crime rate of 1,070.1 per 100,000 people is much higher than the state’s rate, which is 412.2 per 100,000 residents. Capital punishment is currently legal in the state of Texas.
Lack of formal education is one of the main reasons for crime. The majority of prisoners in the state and the city don’t have a high school diploma. As for the unemployment, the city rate is 5.7%, the poverty rate is 11.7%.
Kermit and Trophy Club are the safest cities in the state.
Criminal records as well as mugshots are managed by the Texas Department of Corrections. The DOC offers an online database statewide, where searches are performed via name, inmate identification number, race or sex.
The same information is also available in the County Sheriff’s office in each county. In this case, you will have to write a request, call or mail to the Sheriff’s office to get records.