This page gives a view of the Baytown Police Department from a historical data perspective. The Department is proud of its record in keeping crime reduction a priority.
**Effective 01/01/2020, by state and federal mandate, the Department transitioned to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) instead of Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR). Crime data is collected differently to better reflect criminal episodes.
The Baytown Police Department classifies and reports crime statistics according to the NIBRS. Each month a report is prepared and submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), through the Texas Department of Public Safety, that reports offenses known to the Baytown Police Department.
The Crime Analysis Unit also compiles a monthly summary and Crime Comparison report that is submitted to and approved by the Chief of Police that provides information regarding Part I offenses, calls for service, traffic crashes, arrests, and citations.
The National Incident-Based Reporting System published by the FBI is the official crime report of the Baytown Police Department. The information provided on this website is done so entirely as a public service.
The FBI publishes the annual NIBRS Report, Crime in the United States. The report is published in October of each year and covers the preceding calendar year. A preliminary report of the previous year's crime statistics is available on the FBI's website in June of each year.