Shining a Light on Probation

Bexar County probation dashboardTCJE launched our Bexar County probation dashboard in 2023. The dashboard, created with January Advisors, allows you to examine probation implications for various charges over a wide date range (2010-2022), further broken down by misdemeanor or felony. After choosing a charge, you will get an overall picture of the number of people assigned to probation, the number who have completed it, their average probation duration, and revocations. You can further examine the charge by County Commissioner precinct or City Council district  and you can also see the charge broken down by race, gender, and age, as well as the population’s demographics compared to Bexar County as a whole (income, owner vs. renter, school level, health insurance coverage).

Among the key takeaways:

  • From 2010 to 2022, over 46,000 people were assigned to probation in Bexar County.
  • While white people are assigned to probation at higher rates than other racial/ethnic groups in Bexar County, Black and people of color, on average, serve longer probation sentences than their white counterparts. 
  • When ranked with 15 of the largest probation populations in Texas, Bexar County has the second highest revocation rate surpassing other large urban counties like Harris, Dallas, and Travis. Over half (55 percent) of the revocations were for technical reasons.