Texas’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the sixth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Texas for 2020. See if your city made the list.

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If you call the Lone Star State home, you may have more concern about your safety on a daily basis than people from other states. Texas also has higher statewide crime rates, but all of its safest cities come in well below state and national rates.

See if your town made the list of Texas’s 50 safest cities of 2020.

Texas reported a slight increase in concern about safety this year, climbing one percentage point from 48% to 49%. That’s also three points higher than the national average. See how it compares to the rest to the country in our 2020 State of Safety report.

Texas crime concern infographic

Reported experience with violent crime in Texas doubled year over year.

Although Texas survey respondents indicated an increase in the amount of property crime experienced over the past 12 months, the state’s report of 23% is below the national average of 26%. But violent crime made a bigger leap—doubling this year from 8% who had a personal experience with violent crime to 16%.

The violent crime rate in Texas is 4.1 incidents per 1,000, compared to 3.7 nationwide and 4.4 reported last year. The state’s property crime rate is 23.7, which is nearly two incidents higher than the national rate of 22.0, but lower than last year’s rate of 25.5.

Violent Crime in Texas: Fear vs. Reality

Murder committed by a stranger is the crime that Texans think is the most likely to happen to them, but the majority have higher concern on a daily basis about physical assault by a stranger.

  • 49% named physical assault by a stranger as the most concerning violent crime in Texas, compared with 40% nationwide.
  • Aggravated assault made up 62% of all violent crime reported across the state and 54% of all incidents in the safest cities.
  • Being murdered by a stranger was the violent crime Texas survey respondents found most likely to actually happen, with 31% selecting it. Across the country, only 23% think murder by a stranger is the most likely crime that could happen to them. 
  • There were 14 murders among the 50 safest cities, accounting for a mere 1% of all violent crime reported. Statewide, murder was also just 1% of all reported incidents.
Texas crime concern infographic
Texas crime concern infographic

Property Crime in Texas: Fear vs. Reality

Concern about theft of digital property like photos and files is the biggest property crime worry in the Lonestar State. Texans named it as the crime that causes the most concern and the property crime most likely to happen.

  • 67% said they have high concern about having digital property stolen. Nationally, 52% felt the same.  
  • Digital security was the most concerning safety issue in Texas last year.
  • 48% of Texas respondents believe having digital property stolen is the most likely property crime that could occur.  36% of everyone across the nation feel the same.
  • Larceny-theft is the most common property crime in Texas, totalling 72% of the state’s property crimes and 83% of the property crimes reported by the safest cities.
  • 38% of Texas respondents have a home security system for protection, versus 24% across the US.  22% don’t use any extra security method, compared to 29% nationwide.
Texas crime concern infographic
Texas crime concern infographic

A Closer Look at Texas’s Safest Cities of 2020 

For the purposes of this report, the terms “safest” and “dangerous” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • The top three safest cities in Texas are all new to the top three this year—Fulshear, Hutto, and San Elizario.
  • 50% of the cities improved their ranking year over year, with Whitehouse jumping 187 spots.
  • 18 cities (36%) fell in rank.
  • Three cities are brand new to the ranking this year: San Elizario, Fate, and Elgin.
  • All of the cities that made the safest list are well below both state (4.1) and national (3.7) violent crime rates. The highest violent crime rate reported by any of the cities was 1.8 incidents per 1,000 in Floresville
  • 66% of the cities limited violent crime to less than one incident per 1,000, with Fulshear and West University Place each reporting just 0.1 incident per 1,000.
  • 21 cities (42%) reported 10 or fewer total violent crimes.
  • Every safest city came in under both state (23.7) and national (22.0) property crime rates, and no city reported more than 13.8 incidents per 1,000, which is nearly 10 full points below the state property crime rate.
  • San Elizario had the lowest property crime rate at 3.1 per 1,000 and 28 total incidents reported.
  • 19 cities (38%) reported fewer than 100 total property crimes.
Texas safest cities heat map showing population and crime score

The 50 Safest Cities in Texas

VC = Violent Crime PC = Property Crime

Fulshear, Texas
#1
Fulshear
(
+23
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,790
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $174,194
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 0.7, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.4, 6.6, 6.7
Hutto, Texas
#2
Hutto
(
+30
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,924
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,433
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.9, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.2, 5.5, 7.4
San Elizario, Texas
#3
San Elizario
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,161
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $26,807
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.1, Not available, Not available
Trophy Club, Texas
#4
Trophy Club
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,090
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $139,156
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.2, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.3, 6.8, 6.3
Fairview, Texas
#5
Fairview
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,220
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,221
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.7, 6.4, 6.1
Colleyville, Texas
#6
Colleyville
(
-1
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,262
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $164,682
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.5, 5.8, 5.7
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
#7
Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,516
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $124,741
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.4, 0.3, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.6, 4.6, 5.8
West University Place, Texas
#8
West University Place
(
+9
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,759
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $243,226
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.1, 0.6, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.0, 8.7, 8.3
Memorial Villages, Texas
#9
Memorial Villages
(
-7
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,402
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Not available
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.1, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.8, 6.9, 9.3
Murphy, Texas
#10
Murphy
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,084
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $128,519
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.4, 6.1, 7.2
Fate, Texas
#11
Fate
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,003
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $102,426
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.9, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    4.8, 3.5, Not available
Horizon City, Texas
#12
Horizon City
(
+19
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,978
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $52,393
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.8, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.6, 6.0, 7.7
#13
Prairie View
(
+88
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,526
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $20,643
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.8, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.4, 3.8, 5.2
Keller, Texas
#14
Keller
  • Circle Population
    Population
    48,439
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $126,013
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.5, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.6, 6.3, 5.6
Highland Village, Texas
#15
Highland Village
(
+3
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,805
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $141,786
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.5, 0.7, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.9, 9.9, 6.7
Heath, Texas
#16
Heath
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,938
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $153,253
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.5, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.0, 7.2, 5.6
#17
Sachse
(
-4
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,839
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $97,759
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.7, 11.2, 12.7
Melissa, Texas
#18
Melissa
(
-9
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,107
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,390
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 0.4, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.7, 3.7, 10.3
Flower Mound, Texas
#19
Flower Mound
(
-3
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    78,542
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $128,426
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.6, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.4, 9.2, 8.3
Corinth, Texas
#20
Corinth
(
+39
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,352
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $91,336
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 1.3, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.9, 12.2, 8.9
University Park, Texas
#21
University Park
(
-10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,516
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $211,741
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.2, 0.4, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    11.8, 12.5, 12.1
#22
Whitehouse
(
+187
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,406
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $62,692
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 4.2, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.3, 9.3, Not available
#23
Canyon
(
+56
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,608
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $47,425
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.5, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.7, 6.1, Not available
Friendswood, Texas
#24
Friendswood
(
+12
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    40,419
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,609
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.9, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.2, 8.0, 7.7
Manvel, Texas
#25
Manvel
(
+14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,097
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $90,195
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 0.9, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    6.5, 11.1, 12.5
Wylie, Texas
#26
Wylie
(
+14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    51,051
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $88,450
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 0.9, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.8, 8.7, 8.6
Lakeview-Harrison County, Texas
#27
Lakeview, Harrison County
  • Circle Population
    Population
    6,388
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Not available
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, Not available, Not available
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.5, Not available, Not available
Leander, Texas
#28
Leander
(
+30
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    53,637
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,649
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.3, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.3, 11.3, 11.2
Southlake, Texas
#29
Southlake
(
-10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    32,639
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $207,917
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.3, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.8, 11.7, 12.9
Woodway, Texas
#30
Woodway
(
+50
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,878
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,051
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 1.6, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.3, 10.2, 12.8
Socorro, Texas
#31
Socorro
(
+36
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    34,327
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $33,464
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.4, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.3, 8.8, 9.1
Crystal City, Texas
#32
Crystal City
(
+116
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,279
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $26,000
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 2.7, 2.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.1, 8.1, 9.5
Georgetown, Texas
#33
Georgetown
(
+18
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    74,709
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $67,753
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.2, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.8, 9.8, 10.5
Cibolo, Texas
#34
Cibolo
(
+10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    30,768
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,773
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, 1.1, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.8, 9.7, 10.8
Coppell, Texas
#35
Coppell
(
-15
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    42,415
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $119,936
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.7, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.5, 12.7, 12.4
River Oaks, Texas
#36
River Oaks
(
-11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,743
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $44,196
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.6, 0.8, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.0, 17.2, 16.2
Little Elm, Texas
#37
Little Elm
(
-8
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    50,547
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,094
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.7, 0.8, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    5.4, 5.8, 9.6
#38
Elgin
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,918
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,333
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.2, Not available, 3.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    3.5, Not available, 19.7
Mansfield, Texas
#39
Mansfield
(
+11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    70,851
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,035
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.0, 1.2, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    10.8, 12.0, 11.8
Lockhart, Texas
#40
Lockhart
(
+98
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,944
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $53,570
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 2.6, 2.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.3, 20.3, 23.4
Forney, Texas
#41
Forney
(
+11
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    21,464
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $80,160
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 1.2, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.4, 14.9, 16.8
Fredericksburg, Texas
#42
Fredericksburg
(
-14
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,490
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $48,893
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 0.8, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    10.4, 12.8, 17.5
Celina, Texas
#43
Celina
(
-20
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,559
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $96,139
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 0.7, 1.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    8.3, 13.0, 7.2
Midlothian, Texas
#44
Midlothian
(
-10
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,346
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $76,875
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.8, 0.9, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.8, 16.9, 12.4
Frisco, Texas
#45
Frisco
(
-2
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    187,889
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $120,701
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    0.9, 1.0, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    13.6, 14.9, 14.7
Lakeway, Texas
#46
Lakeway
(
+15
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,722
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $124,556
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.4, 1.3, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    9.8, 11.1, 13.7
Allen, Texas
#47
Allen
(
-5
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    103,168
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,132
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.1, 1.0, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    12.4, 12.5, 11.3
Floresville, Texas
#48
Floresville
(
+70
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,750
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $54,917
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.8, 2.1, 3.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    7.1, 20.8, 33.2
Missouri City, Texas
#49
Missouri City
(
+63
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    75,628
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $88,896
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 2.0, 1.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    10.8, 12.8, 16.7
Monahans, Texas
#50
Monahans
(
+16
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,611
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $64,773
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    1.3, 1.4, 3.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2020, 2019, 2018
    11.0, 10.7, 18.3

How We Determined the Safest Cities

Learn how we identified the safest cities on our methodology page.

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Didn't Find Your City in the Top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, which is based on the median population of the state. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2018.

2020 RankingCity Population Violent Crime (per 1,000)Property Crime (per 1,000)
51

Deer Park

34,155

0.9

14.4

52

Helotes

9,456

0.6

16.3

53

Royse City

13,104

1.5

9.8

54

Cedar Park

79,087

1.2

12.2

55

Anna

13,579

1.2

12.8

56

McKinney

189,555

1.5

10.4

57

Santa Fe

13,600

1.3

12.6

58

Pearland

124,179

1

14.8

59

Lumberton

12,948

1.4

11.8

60

Lago Vista

6,923

1.7

10

61

Bridge City

8,208

1.3

13

62

Roma

11,506

2.2

7.1

63

Hewitt

14,556

1.2

14

64

Rockwall

45,183

0.9

16.6

65

Seabrook

13,958

1.8

10.3

66

Buda

18,028

1.1

15.4

67

Graham

8,656

2.3

6.7

68

Sugar Land

89,919

0.9

17.1

69

Bellaire

19,076

1.4

13.9

70

Kennedale

8,587

1.2

15.5

71

League City

108,275

1

16.8

72

Angleton

19,650

1.6

12.3

73

Kyle

46,155

1.7

11.7

74

Alamo Heights

8,629

1.3

15.2

75

Del Rio

36,007

0.6

20.6

76

Benbrook

23,924

1.2

17.2

77

La Porte

35,591

1.8

12.8

78

Highland Park

9,302

0.4

23.1

79

Sulphur Springs

16,111

2.3

9.7

80

Mission

85,368

1.1

18.7

81

Watauga

24,757

1.9

12.9

82

Joshua

8,019

1.6

15.3

83

Carrollton

138,216

1.4

17.1

84

Plano

289,897

1.4

17.1

85

Rowlett

63,863

1.8

14.3

86

Jersey Village

7,974

0.9

20.9

87

The Colony

43,697

2.3

10.9

88

Seagoville

16,981

0.7

22.6

89

Dumas

14,790

1.5

17.5

90

Round Rock

127,354

1.2

19.6

91

Prosper

22,570

2.8

8.3

92

Robinson

11,774

2.1

13.2

93

Stephenville

21,400

1.4

18.9

94

Bonham

10,203

1.7

17.1

95

Waxahachie

36,225

2

14.5

96

Richardson

119,480

1.1

21.1

97

Ingleside

10,453

1.3

19.7

98

Sealy

6,544

2.1

13.9

99

Pearsall

10,525

1.3

19.9

100

Weatherford

31,389

1.8

16.2

101

Roanoke

8,489

2.5

11.7

102

Princeton

10,749

1.8

17

103

North Richland Hills

71,498

1.5

19.4

104

Gatesville

12,377

1.9

16.9

105

Boerne

17,008

1.6

20

106

Bridgeport

6,691

3.3

7.6

107

Portland

17,547

1.4

21.4

108

White Settlement

18,082

1.8

18.7

109

Crowley

15,777

1.1

24

110

McAllen

144,363

0.8

26.7

111

Schertz

41,383

2.3

16.2

112

Alvin

26,798

2.1

17.4

113

Hidalgo

14,133

3.1

10.4

114

Euless

55,731

1.6

21.3

115

Lake Jackson

27,568

1.8

20.1

116

Jacinto City

10,675

1.6

21.7

117

Galena Park

11,000

2.6

14.2

118

Eagle Pass

29,329

1.9

20.5

119

Azle

12,741

2

19.9

120

Ennis

19,367

2.3

17.7

121

Bedford

49,841

1.8

21.2

122

Burnet

6,410

3.6

8.4

123

Glenn Heights

13,375

2.6

15.6

124

Grapevine

55,130

1.6

23.4

125

Selma

11,742

2

20.4

126

Dickinson

20,600

2.1

19.9

127

Alton

17,805

3.2

12.2

128

College Station

116,565

2

20.8

129

New Braunfels

82,739

2.9

14.5

130

Farmers Branch

38,495

1.7

24.1

131

Cleburne

30,317

2.5

17.9

132

Burleson

47,612

2.8

16.3

133

Nederland

17,563

2.7

17.6

134

Red Oak

13,095

1.7

25.7

135

Kerrville

23,532

2.9

17

136

Harker Heights

31,710

2

23.6

137

Grand Prairie

196,535

2.5

19.8

138

Silsbee

6,734

2.7

19.2

139

Irving

243,940

2.1

23.6

140

Keene

6,487

4.2

8.5

141

Snyder

11,337

3

17.5

142

Huntsville

41,651

3.2

16

143

Kaufman

7,428

2.2

24

144

Cedar Hill

49,253

1.7

28

145

Midland

140,072

2.9

19.7

146

Lewisville

107,560

2.6

22.3

147

Pharr

80,814

2.9

19.6

148

Dalhart

8,401

2.7

21.5

149

Belton

22,248

2.6

23

150

Bee Cave

7,253

2.2

25.6

151

Lampasas

7,992

2.6

22.9

152

El Paso

688,442

3.7

15.1

153

Greenville

27,713

3

20.9

154

Rio Grande City

14,617

4

13.3

155

Freeport

12,185

4.1

13.1

156

Commerce

9,307

3.4

18.1

157

Conroe

87,544

2.5

24.9

158

Decatur

6,826

2.5

25.2

159

Hitchcock

8,038

3.2

19.8

160

Andrews

13,845

4

14.4

161

Taylor

17,225

2.9

22.5

162

Perryton

8,675

3.5

18.9

163

Burkburnett

11,221

2.9

23.8

164

Plainview

20,569

2.9

24.5

165

Liberty

9,334

3.5

19.7

166

Port Neches

12,881

4.3

13.8

167

Rosenberg

38,541

4.1

16

168

Marble Falls

6,579

1.4

35.9

169

Lake Dallas

8,084

4.6

12.6

170

Kirby

8,807

3.3

22

171

Denton

139,262

3.2

23.2

172

Denison

24,623

3.7

19

173

Garland

239,577

2.8

26.9

174

Seguin

29,487

3

25.3

175

Brownfield

9,698

4.2

16.2

176

El Campo

11,764

3.7

20.5

177

DeSoto

54,201

3.4

22.8

178

Kilgore

14,978

2.8

27.3

179

Universal City

20,825

3

26.2

180

Katy

18,965

2.6

29.5

181

Temple

75,706

3.1

25.6

182

Haltom City

44,708

3.1

25.8

183

Laredo

264,214

3.4

24.1

184

Richmond

12,130

3.8

21

185

Clute

11,695

3.3

24.8

186

Brenham

17,116

3.8

21.4

187

La Feria

7,384

4.2

18.7

188

Live Oak

16,230

2.6

31.1

189

Dayton

8,070

3

28.6

190

Hondo

9,375

2.9

29.3

191

San Marcos

66,157

4

21.4

192

Sherman

42,448

3.5

25.2

193

Killeen

148,007

3.9

22.5

194

Copperas Cove

32,754

4.4

19.2

195

Nacogdoches

33,703

3

29

196

Manor

10,102

4.1

21.8

197

Gladewater

6,402

3.7

24.4

198

Groves

15,722

4.5

19.5

199

Beeville

12,951

3.1

30.1

200

Mineral Wells

14,729

3.5

26.9

201

Bryan

85,152

3.9

24.3

202

Kingsville

25,383

3.2

29.7

203

San Juan

37,398

4.1

22.9

204

Navasota

7,677

4.4

21.1

205

Brownsville

184,461

3.8

26.2

206

Hurst

39,292

2.4

36.2

207

Uvalde

16,375

2.2

37.9

208

Hillsboro

8,422

2.4

36.8

209

Athens

12,704

4.3

22.5

210

South Houston

17,619

4.1

24

211

Pasadena

154,101

4.4

22.5

212

Wharton

8,754

3.5

29.2

213

Los Fresnos

7,947

5.3

16.6

214

Lancaster

39,772

4.3

24.7

215

Rockport

10,734

2

41.3

216

Carthage

6,555

4

27.3

217

Tyler

106,159

3.9

29.5

218

Wichita Falls

104,738

3.7

30.9

219

Victoria

67,766

4.1

27.8

220

Pleasanton

10,627

2.8

38.2

221

Vernon

10,259

4.5

26.2

222

Edinburg

92,391

3.3

35.2

223

Longview

81,660

4

30.7

224

Brownwood

18,772

4.2

29.3

225

San Angelo

101,084

3.7

33.5

226

San Benito

24,559

2.6

41.5

227

Forest Hill

13,037

4.1

30.9

228

Terrell

18,104

4

32.1

229

Arlington

400,920

4.4

29.4

230

Mount Pleasant

16,291

3.9

34.1

231

Borger

12,675

3.2

39.4

232

Austin

973,344

3.8

34.6

233

Jacksonville

14,960

5.1

25.1

234

Leon Valley

11,598

2.9

42.2

235

Jasper

7,602

2.8

43.5

236

Seminole

7,725

6.7

14.5

237

Sweetwater

10,530

4.7

29.2

238

Abilene

122,480

4.8

28.8

239

Gainesville

16,478

5.8

22

240

Fort Worth

893,756

5

28.5

241

Mesquite

144,558

4

36.2

242

Texas City

49,044

4.8

30.4

243

Baytown

77,539

3.9

37.5

244

Granbury

10,228

2.4

48.3

245

Lufkin

35,937

3.7

39

246

Willis

6,515

6.1

21.6

247

Weslaco

40,856

4

39

248

Big Spring

28,001

5.4

28.4

249

Galveston

50,896

5.2

30.2

250

Richland Hills

8,089

4.7

35

251

Bay City

17,517

4.2

39.2

252

Fort Stockton

8,365

7.8

12.9

253

Duncanville

39,618

5.4

31.6

254

Hereford

14,812

6.5

23.5

255

Converse

24,185

7.1

19.9

256

Marshall

23,146

5.9

29.7

257

Harlingen

65,525

4.2

42.6

258

Mercedes

16,869

4.8

38.3

259

Corsicana

23,660

5.7

32.3

260

Lamesa

9,183

4.7

40.7

261

Cleveland

8,171

4.7

42.5

262

Port Arthur

55,643

7

26

263

Pampa

17,412

5.9

37.5

264

Waco

138,091

6.4

35.1

265

La Marque

17,107

4.3

52.8

266

Texarkana

37,460

4.6

51.1

267

Alice

18,925

4.8

49.6

268

Balch Springs

25,565

7

34.5

269

San Antonio

1,539,328

6.3

39.9

270

Henderson

13,241

6.5

39

271

Addison

15,839

4.5

55.1

272

Dallas

1,362,465

7.6

32.5

273

Odessa

119,545

8.8

25.1

274

Corpus Christi

328,614

7.6

36.4

275

Paris

24,736

8.8

29.3

276

Aransas Pass

8,280

5.8

53.5

277

Alamo

19,840

6.6

48

278

Levelland

13,646

9.1

31.2

279

Raymondville

10,959

9.7

29

280

Webster

11,194

4.2

69.1

281

Amarillo

201,082

8.1

41.9

282

Hempstead

7,969

10.9

25.3

283

Pecos

10,094

12.3

16.2

284

Houston,

2,344,966

10.3

40.1

285

Beaumont

119,368

10.6

37.8

286

Lubbock

257,372

10

45.6

287

Bastrop

9,050

10.4

43

288

Bellmead

10,587

12.9

62

289

Humble

16,122

9

96.9

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Sources

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2018 Crime in the United States
SafeWise, “2020 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “American Fact Finder
BestPlaces, “Find a Place Search Tool

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  • Bradley Greenwood

    One thing is certain… Odessa/Midland is a *$@&-hole.