The Wichita Falls Murder Map
The map above shows the homicide locations in Wichita Falls from January 2010 - December 2014.
The cases are listed in chronological order in the sidebar (click the menu icon in the upper left corner of the map). The color of the icon indicates the victim's gender, a dot icon indicates that no arrests have been made in the case, and a star icon means the killing of the victim was deemed self defense or justifiable use of deadly force by police. Click on each icon to learn more about the case.
Of the 24 killings in Wichita Falls in the last five years, two remain unsolved, four were deemed justifiable deadly force by an officer, and four were deemed self defense. In 2010 there were seven murders, 2011 saw only one, 2012 had five, 2013 closed with seven, and in 2014 there were four.
Comparing Wichita Falls with our neighbors to the north, Lawton, Oklahoma had almost double the amount of murders in almost half the amount of time. That's 41 homicides in Lawton since 2012. You can see Lawton's murder map here.
Wichita Falls' average murder rate (2010-2013) of 4.9 per 100,000 people is slightly higher than the Texas average of 4.5 and the national average of 4.7.