What are the Most Common Felony Charges in TX?

Crime is something that happens everywhere. While crime is more common in larger areas, no city or town is immune. You may wonder about crime statistics in Texas.In terms of land size, Texas is the second biggest state. It also has the second largest population, at more than 30 million people. It also has one of the largest cities, Houston, with roughly 2.3 million people. It also has rural areas and everything in between.There are several cities in Texas with the highest crime rates: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth. By knowing where crimes are most likely to be committed, you can be more aware when you are out and about. There are two main types of crimes: misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are more severe and often result in significant prison time and fines, among other consequences. You may wonder: what are the most common felony charges in Texas? Here are the top five.

Drug Crimes

Drugs are rampant everywhere, but Texas borders Mexico, where drugs are likely to be imported into the state. Drug charges are the most common felony crimes in Texas. Felony drug crimes may include manufacturing, distributing, selling, or possessing. The most common drugs involved in Texas felonies include controlled substances, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, marijuana, and methamphetamines.


Theft is another common crime, accounting for more than 500,000 arrests every year in Texas. Theft can range from shoplifting to fraud involving millions of dollars in stolen funds. The consequences and charges for theft vary on the value of the item stolen. While petty theft is treated as a misdemeanor, any theft of items valued at more than $1,500 is considered a felony. Also, fraud that crosses state lines may be charged at both the state and federal levels.

Burglary and Robbery

Burglary and robbery are often used interchangeably, but they are different. Robbery occurs when the victim is present and involves the threat of violence. Burglary, on the other hand, refers to entering a dwelling with the purpose of stealing something or engaging in some other property crime. Robbery is more likely to be charged as a felony, but burglary happens at least three times more often in Texas.

Aggravated Assault

More than 100,000 people are arrested for assault every year. Assault involves intentionally or recklessly causing injury to someone or threatening to cause harm. Aggravated assault involves serious bodily injury or use of a deadly weapon.

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