Texas’s 50 Safest Cities of 2019

Written by | Updated April 4, 2019

SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 50 Safest Cities in Texas for 2019.  See if your city made the list.

Everything’s bigger in Texas and unfortunately, that applies to statewide crime rates. The Lone Star State has slightly higher violent and property crime rates compared to national averages. Its 4.95 violent crime rate is barely over the national rate of 4.49 incidents per 1,000 people. But the good news is that 84% of the safest cities reported fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 residents.

Moving on to property crime, the state’s 29.11 rate tops the national rate of 27.11—but not by much. It helps that 100% of the cities on our list did better than the national property crime rate, with no city experiencing more than 23.72 incidents per 1,000. That’s impressive for any state, but it really stands out for one that’s so populous—three of the cities that made our list have populations over 100,000.

Texas's Safest Cities

Interesting Findings

  • 80% of this year’s safest cities also made the list in 2018.
  • Kermit, the safest city in Texas, reported zero counts of violent crimes in 2017.
  • 96% of the cities reported fewer than 100 total violent crimes, and no city saw more than 1.16 incidents per 1,000.
  • 80% were murder-free.
  • Digital security is the top safety concern in Texas, with 58% naming it number one on our State of Safety report.
  • 21% of Texas respondents to our State of Safety study experienced a digital security issue in the past year, compared to just 8% who experienced a violent crime.

The 50 Safest Cities in Texas

#1

Kermit

+5

Kermit, Texas
Population 6,459
Median Income $47,903
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.00
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 2.17

#2

Memorial Village

+10

Memorial Villages, Texas
Population 12,319
Median Income ?
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.90

#3

Fairview

-1

Fairview, Texas
Population 8,547
Median Income $78,221
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.12
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.44

#4

Trophy Club

+35

Trophy Club, Texas
Population 12,999
Median Income $139,156
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.15
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.77

#5

Colleyville

-2

Colleyville, Texas
Population 26,737
Median Income $144,682
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.19
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.76

#6

Murphy

-1

Murphy, Texas
Population 20,926
Median Income $128,519
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.29
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.07

#7

Fair Oaks Ranch

+1

Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Population 9,042
Median Income $124,741
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.33
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 4.64

#8

Anna

+17

Anna, Texas
Population 12,716
Median Income $84,223
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.39
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 11.32

#9

Melissa

+29

Melissa, Texas
Population 9,270
Median Income $104,390
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.43
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 3.67

#10

Highland Park

+6

Highland Park, Texas
Population 9,248
Median Income $200,208
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.43
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 21.19

#11

University Park

+9

University Park, Texas
Population 25,218
Median Income $211,741
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.44
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.45

#12

Heath

+22

Heath, Texas
Population 8,638
Median Income $153,253
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.46
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 7.18

#13

Sachse

-2

Sachse, Texas
Population 25,907
Median Income $97,759
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.50
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 11.19

#14

Keller

+7

Keller, Texas
Population 47,892
Median Income $126,013
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.52
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.26

#15

Buda

+20

Buda, Texas
Population 16,857
Median Income $79,821
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.53
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 14.53

#16

Flower Mound

-7

Flower Mound, Texas
Population 75,101
Median Income $128,426
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.59
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.24

#17

West University Place

Same

West University Place, Texas
Population 15,676
Median Income $243,226
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.64
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 8.74

#18

Highland Village

-5

Highland Village, Texas
Population 16,884
Median Income $141,786
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.65
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.89

#19

Southlake

-1

Southlake, Texas
Population 31,778
Median Income $62,404
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.66
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 11.71

#20

Coppell

+2

Coppell, Texas
Population 41,809
Median Income $119,936
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.67
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.75

#21

Pearsall

New

Pearsall, Texas
Population 10,222
Median Income $41,701
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.68
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 21.03

#22

Prosper

-3

Prosper, Texas
Population 20,442
Median Income $133,971
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.68
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 11.20

#23

Celina

New

Celina, Texas
Population 8,388
Median Income $96,139
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.72
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.99

#24

Fulshear

-20

Fulshear, Texas
Population 8,350
Median Income $174,194
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.72
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 6.59

#25

River Oaks

New

River Oaks, Texas
Population 7,793
Median Income $44,196
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.77
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 17.19

#26

Del Rio

New

Del Rio, Texas
Population 35,994
Median Income $42,500
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.78
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 19.25

#27

Lakeview, Harrison County

New

Lakeview-Harrison County, Texas
Population 6,410
Median Income $35,000
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.78
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 8.27

#28

Fredericksburg

+4

Fredericksburg, Texas
Population 11,526
Median Income $48,893
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.78
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.75

#29

Little Elm

+13

Little Elm, Texas
Population 46,097
Median Income $93,094
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.78
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.79

#30

Sugar Land

+6

Sugar Land, Texas
Population 89,790
Median Income $108,994
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.79
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 14.36

#31

Horizon City

-17

Horizon City, Texas
Population 19,695
Median Income $52,393
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.81
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.99

#32

Hutto

-4

Hutto, Texas
Population 25,283
Median Income $76,433
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.87
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 5.46

#33

Helotes

-3

Helotes, Texas
Population 9,011
Median Income $127,854
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.89
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 15.87

#34

Midlothian

New

Midlothian, Texas
Population 24,617
Median Income $76,875
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.89
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 16.86

#35

Santa Fe

New

Santa Fe, Texas
Population 13,347
Median Income $70,400
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.90
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 13.41

#36

Friendswood

-12

Friendswood, Texas
Population 39,990
Median Income $98,609
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.90
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 8.03

#37

Alton

-14

Alton, Texas
Population 17,432
Median Income $31,716
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.92
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 16.41

#38

League City

-5

League City, Texas
Population 105,351
Median Income $100,996
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.92
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 16.31

#39

Manvel

-29

Manvel, Texas
Population 9,756
Median Income $90,195
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.92
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 11.07

#40

Wylie

+5

Wylie, Texas
Population 48,772
Median Income $88,450
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.94
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 8.71

#41

White Oak

+8

White Oak, Texas
Population 6,343
Median Income $58,783
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.95
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 15.77

#42

Allen

-9

Allen, Texas
Population 101,779
Median Income $104,132
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 0.98
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.46

#43

Frisco

-16

Frisco, Texas
Population 172,804
Median Income $120,701
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.02
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 14.88

#44

Cibolo

-7

Cibolo, Texas
Population 29,323
Median Income $92,773
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.06
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 9.65

#45

Weatherford

New

Weatherford, Texas
Population 30,712
Median Income $60,739
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.07
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 23.02

#46

Rockwall

-6

Rockwall, Texas
Population 44,599
Median Income $92,665
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.08
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 17.85

#47

Iowa Park

-18

Iowa Park, Texas
Population 6,361
Median Income $48,434
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.10
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 7.70

#48

Deer Park

New

Deer Park, Texas
Population 34,069
Median Income $78,391
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.12
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 14.68

#49

Mission

New

Mission, Texas
Population 84,511
Median Income $45,792
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.16
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 23.72

#50

Mansfield

-7

Mansfield, Texas
Population 67,233
Median Income $94,035
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000) 1.16
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 12.02

How We Determined the Safest Cities

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

Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?

Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.

How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services.

To learn more about the home security options available to you, check out SafeWise’s picks for Best Home Security Systems.

If you would like to contact a SafeWise Safest Cities Analyst, please email info@safewise.com.

Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

Rank City Population Violent Crime (per 1,000) Property Crime (per 1,000)
51 Georgetown 71,007 1.17 9.80
52 Forney 20,155 1.19 14.93
53 Eagle Pass 29,257 1.20 18.73
54 Carrollton 135,823 1.22 17.52
55 Roanoke 8,145 1.23 17.68
56 Seagoville 16,290 1.23 24.13
57 Hewitt 14,443 1.25 11.91
58 Leander 46,219 1.25 11.32
59 Corinth 21,297 1.27 12.21
60 Bee Cave 7,087 1.27 22.29
61 Lakeway 15,195 1.32 11.12
62 Red Oak 12,833 1.32 28.36
63 Saginaw 22,994 1.35 22.79
64 Round Rock 124,617 1.36 21.67
65 Bellaire 18,892 1.38 15.93
66 Monahans 7,765 1.42 10.69
67 Socorro 33,473 1.43 8.75
68 McAllen 144,162 1.44 27.80
69 Waxahachie 35,169 1.45 21.30
70 Decatur 6,755 1.48 26.35
71 Boerne 15,521 1.48 22.68
72 McKinney 179,934 1.48 13.43
73 Canyon 15,458 1.49 6.15
74 Granbury 10,076 1.49 48.93
75 Plano 290,413 1.50 17.34
76 Royse City 12,599 1.51 9.92
77 Euless 55,345 1.52 22.82
78 Gatesville 12,504 1.52 16.31
79 Watauga 24,814 1.53 16.52
80 Portland 16,849 1.54 24.63
81 Woodway 8,894 1.57 10.23
82 Farmers Branch 36,186 1.58 21.83
83 Benbrook 23,236 1.59 18.98
84 Lake Jackson 27,647 1.63 20.80
85 Belton 21,310 1.64 25.95
86 Alamo Heights 8,507 1.65 21.39
87 Seabrook 13,958 1.65 10.17
88 Richardson 115,824 1.67 19.81
89 Jacinto City 10,718 1.68 23.70
90 Azle 12,266 1.71 24.29
91 Rio Grande City 14,592 1.71 13.09
92 Clute 11,649 1.72 21.55
93 Joshua 6,983 1.72 15.04
94 Cedar Park 72,143 1.73 13.94
95 Crowley 15,340 1.76 20.21
96 Hitchcock 7,949 1.76 23.65
97 Jersey Village 7,938 1.76 22.17
98 Sulphur Springs 16,281 1.78 10.20
99 Stephenville 21,274 1.79 17.58
100 Yoakum 6,055 1.82 15.03
101 Prairie View 6,597 1.82 3.79
102 Roma 10,345 1.84 12.37
103 White Settlement 17,385 1.84 24.85
104 Alvin 26,488 1.85 18.31
105 Edna 5,874 1.87 18.56
106 Selma 11,117 1.89 29.50
107 Live Oak 16,214 1.91 38.73
108 Rockport 10,870 1.93 39.56
109 Lago Vista 6,718 1.94 9.82
110 Anthony 5,681 1.94 23.41
111 Ingleside 10,698 1.96 19.26
112 Missouri City 75,863 1.96 12.77
113 College Station 115,357 1.99 19.97
114 Alpine 5,983 2.01 10.70
115 Burleson 46,531 2.02 19.75
116 Grapevine 52,925 2.02 23.90
117 North Richland Hills 70,910 2.07 19.36
118 Floresville 7,677 2.08 20.84
119 Kyle 41,189 2.09 15.76
120 Gun Barrel City 6,062 2.14 19.30
121 Sanger 8,175 2.20 10.28
122 Hurst 39,459 2.20 39.10
123 Rowlett 62,998 2.24 17.16
124 Bedford 49,947 2.24 20.58
125 Kerrville 23,610 2.24 23.76
126 Irving 242,062 2.27 25.39
127 Lampasas 7,910 2.28 26.93
128 Cleburne 30,320 2.28 23.09
129 Uvalde 16,671 2.34 36.95
130 Cedar Hill 48,904 2.35 30.73
131 Dickinson 20,303 2.36 23.79
132 Graham 8,774 2.39 12.31
133 Dumas 14,943 2.41 20.28
134 Schertz 40,830 2.42 17.02
135 Taylor 17,116 2.45 30.44
136 Beeville 13,317 2.48 22.60
137 New Braunfels 76,993 2.51 17.16
138 Lockhart 13,662 2.56 20.35
139 Bonham 10,123 2.57 19.56
140 Brownsville 185,216 2.57 27.95
141 Harker Heights 30,252 2.58 34.18
142 Pharr 78,467 2.60 21.32
143 Kennedale 8,032 2.61 17.31
144 The Colony 43,484 2.62 11.52
145 Tomball 11,807 2.63 27.86
146 Lewisville 106,199 2.64 20.09
147 Slaton 6,051 2.64 20.99
148 Crystal City 7,394 2.70 8.11
149 Midland 138,954 2.71 19.27
150 Vidor 11,000 2.73 28.45
151 Hillsboro 8,348 2.76 43.72
152 Nacogdoches 34,093 2.76 27.75
153 San Angelo 101,931 2.77 44.14
154 Hidalgo 14,048 2.78 15.38
155 Hutchins 5,693 2.81 38.64
156 Robinson 11,653 2.83 10.90
157 Brownfield 9,798 2.86 12.96
158 Lake Dallas 8,013 2.87 13.60
159 Conroe 85,534 2.91 22.58
160 La Porte 35,293 2.92 14.93
161 Richland Hills 8,176 2.94 32.78
162 Grand Prairie 193,249 2.97 24.35
163 Denton 136,836 3.04 22.59
164 Freeport 12,170 3.04 19.80
165 Bridge City 8,219 3.04 14.60
166 San Benito 24,503 3.10 37.14
167 Victoria 68,544 3.17 35.54
168 Garland 236,243 3.17 30.32
169 Temple 74,794 3.18 28.48
170 Athens 12,826 3.20 26.43
171 Plainview 20,641 3.20 29.21
172 Windcrest 5,939 3.20 66.34
173 Laredo 260,669 3.22 24.84
174 Katy 17,669 3.23 37.81
175 Rosenberg 37,822 3.33 14.70
176 Edinburg 89,595 3.34 37.65
177 Sealy 6,555 3.36 18.15
178 Haltom City 44,685 3.38 26.43
179 San Marcos 65,327 3.40 23.13
180 Nederland 17,344 3.40 26.64
181 Ennis 19,331 3.41 22.61
182 Richmond 12,174 3.45 17.33
183 Kilgore 15,074 3.52 28.00
184 Rockdale6 5,647 3.54 29.57
185 Harlingen 65,617 3.55 41.04
186 Andrews 14,032 3.56 12.47
187 Wichita Falls 104,706 3.57 31.11
188 Weslaco 40,554 3.62 40.19
189 Vernon 10,378 3.66 32.57
190 Pleasanton 10,563 3.69 38.91
191 Universal City 20,668 3.73 28.26
192 Sherman 42,122 3.75 31.01
193 Baytown 76,704 3.75 34.91
194 Marble Falls 6,358 3.77 36.80
195 El Paso 688,667 3.79 18.19
196 Huntsville 41,634 3.84 16.21
197 Seguin 29,132 3.84 33.98
198 Lufkin 36,329 3.91 42.75
199 Hereford 14,832 3.91 24.00
200 Port Neches 12,775 3.91 16.28
201 Navasota 7,604 3.95 21.04
202 Lindale 6,044 3.97 35.24
203 Borger6 12,791 3.99 40.18
204 Greenville 27,434 4.01 25.04
205 DeSoto 53,163 4.06 26.79
206 Burkburnett 11,142 4.13 27.01
207 Austin 971,949 4.15 31.90
208 Carthage 6,753 4.15 36.72
209 Whitehouse 8,366 4.18 9.32
210 Kingsville 26,048 4.18 35.51
211 Gladewater 6,422 4.20 27.87
212 San Juan 37,114 4.23 23.52
213 Kirby 8,746 4.23 31.44
214 Brownwood 19,133 4.23 35.12
215 Bridgeport6 6,601 4.24 10.30
216 Mesquite 144,406 4.27 36.45
217 Hondo 9,353 4.28 32.72
218 Bryan 84,438 4.30 24.02
219 Tyler 106,115 4.37 31.45
220 Fort Stockton 8,551 4.44 18.36
221 Denison 23,814 4.49 22.05
222 Commerce 9,269 4.53 18.23
223 Mount Pleasant 16,316 4.60 35.55
224 Pasadena 154,000 4.62 24.50
225 Alice 19,311 4.66 53.39
226 Duncanville 39,603 4.67 27.40
227 Forest Hill 13,044 4.75 28.75
228 Longview 82,303 4.81 34.06
229 Jasper 7,663 4.83 45.54
230 Texas City 48,774 4.86 34.94
231 Keene 6,334 4.89 10.42
232 Manor 9,102 4.94 34.83
233 Groves 15,701 5.03 24.20
234 Galveston 51,021 5.04 35.08
235 Waco 135,997 5.07 35.95
236 Webster 11,149 5.11 75.70
237 Gainesville 16,372 5.19 32.25
238 La Marque 16,796 5.36 44.77
239 Glenn Heights 12,509 5.44 17.59
240 Mexia 7,441 5.51 32.66
241 Liberty 9,308 5.59 24.50
242 Fort Worth 873,069 5.60 32.15
243 Lancaster 39,225 5.66 31.79
244 Atlanta 5,634 5.68 32.48
245 La Feria 7,279 5.77 22.53
246 Big Spring 28,747 5.77 35.80
247 Wharton 8,769 5.82 32.61
248 Leon Valley 11,508 5.82 58.22
249 Bastrop 8,755 5.83 47.86
250 Mercedes 16,762 5.85 42.54
251 Luling 5,962 5.87 17.78
252 Addison 15,795 6.01 48.94
253 Aransas Pass 8,431 6.29 50.77
254 Lacy-Lakeview 6,633 6.33 33.47
255 Terrell 17,579 6.49 45.11
256 Willis 6,450 6.51 24.96
257 Stafford 18,530 6.53 44.68
258 Corsicana 24,011 6.54 31.19
259 Cleveland 8,183 6.60 32.38
260 Crockett 6,481 6.63 27.93
261 Marshall 23,564 6.66 38.53
262 Orange 19,552 6.75 21.48
263 Port Arthur 55,583 6.80 36.54
264 Raymondville 11,151 6.82 34.88
265 Port Lavaca 12,432 6.84 18.90
266 Copperas Cove 32,895 6.96 25.72
267 Corpus Christi 329,256 7.02 35.65
268 Henderson 13,366 7.03 36.59
269 San Antonio 1,520,712 7.07 48.45
270 Converse 23,510 7.36 19.65
271 Gonzales 7,734 7.50 15.39
272 Odessa 121,194 7.53 26.56
273 Amarillo 200,993 7.55 43.72
274 Killeen 145,912 7.66 28.16
275 Dallas 1,338,551 7.75 31.85
276 Levelland 13,901 8.70 36.98
277 Paris 24,978 8.73 34.11
278 Robstown 11,524 8.94 38.35
279 Palmview 5,791 8.98 44.03
280 Dalhart 8,366 9.08 32.87
281 Alamo 19,351 9.20 48.89
282 Humble 15,631 9.40 97.31
283 Beaumont 118,456 10.63 43.36
284 Houston 2,338,235 10.95 41.28
285 Pecos 9,820 11.81 15.58
286 Elsa 6,798 12.50 40.60
287 Texarkana 37,882 12.62 49.87

How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere

Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services provided by the nation’s leading home security providers.

To learn more about the home security options available to you, check out SafeWise’s Best Home Security Systems of 2019.

Find the Safest Cities in Each State

Click on the state image below to check out our “Safest City” winners for each state.

Sources:

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, “2017 Crime in the United States
SafeWise’s, “2019 State of Safety
US Census Bureau, “2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Written by Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca has honed her safety and security skills as both a single mom and a college director. Being responsible for the well-being of others helped her learn how to minimize risk and create safe environments. Learn more

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