When choosing where to live, most people want to know about safety and crime rates in the area. This helps them to decide whether an area is suitable for their family. Each year, statistics are gathered to find which are the safest and most dangerous areas to live. If you live in Texas or you are considering moving to the area, it is particularly interesting to read information that relates specifically to your state. Based on the FBI crime data for 327 Texan cities, here are the ten most dangerous cities in Texas in 2019.
10. San Antonio
Although San Antonio is one of the most dangerous cities in Texas, it is gradually becoming safer and violent crime rates are reducing. It is also worth noting that many areas are relatively safe, and it is in these neighborhoods that families choose to live. However, although the violent crime rates have dropped, property crimes are on the increase and there is a one in 20.6 chance of becoming a victim of property crime, says Road Snacks.
Elsa is one of the smaller cities in Texas as it has a population of under seven thousand people. Property crime in this city is on the rise, although violent crime rates are decreasing. It is estimated that there is a one in 24.6 chance of Elsa residents experiencing property crimes and it is the 4th most dangerous city in terms of violent crime.
Houston is one of the most famous Texan cities. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous. According to Neighborhood Scout, this city is only safer than four percent of cities in the United States. There are 53.63 crimes per 1,000 residents, with a total of 124,040 crimes occurring each year. Broken down, this is 25,483 violent crimes and 98, 197 property crimes annually. While these figures are higher than some of the other higher-ranking dangerous cities on the list, it ranks lower because of its high population. With a population of approximately 2.312 million, it is the most populous city in Texas.
Palmview is a city in Hidalgo County and it has a population of just 5,792. The city has an average of 897 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 4,403 property crimes per 100,000 people. In recent years, robberies have gone down but violent crimes have risen steadily. Currently, the risk of getting attacked in Palmview is one in 111.
A steady rise in crime has put Beaumont in the sixth position on the list of the most dangerous cities in Texas by Home Snacks. Despite this city having good ratings for diversity, commuting, affordability, amenities, and education, the crime rate in this city is a deterrent for those looking for properties. There is a one in 90 chance of being raped, assaulted or killed in this city, which is quite an alarming statistic.
City-Data provides statistics that show that Alamo has had a higher rate of both violent crime and property crime than the national average every year since 2002. The last time that the city had a lower rate of violent crime than the national average was in 2001. It is also the twelfth highest city in terms of the risk of theft in Texas. The city has a population of 19,351, and one in every 108 of these residents will become a victim of violent crime.
According to Area Vibes, the crime rate in Texarkana is 108 percent higher than the Texan average and 128 percent higher than the United States national average. Crimes that have a particularly high incidence rate in this city are violent crimes, especially assault. Although crime has declined in this city in recent years, there is still a one in 20.1 risk of a Texarkana resident being the victim of a property crime.
Although Humble is a smaller city with a population of just 15,631, it is known for muggings and has more robberies than any other city in Texas. It is also the first most dangerous for property crimes, but only the ninth most dangerous in the violent crimes category. Humble lies just east of the George Bush International Airport. However, Home Snacks rates this city highly for diversity and amenities.
The second most dangerous city in Texas is Donna. According to statistics published on Neighborhood Scout, there is an average of 236 violent crimes and 920 property crimes that take place each year. Shockingly, this city is also ranked as being safer than only two percent of cities in the whole of the United States. However, not all neighborhoods in this city are considered dangerous. The safest neighborhoods include Murphy Avenue and Meadow Wood Drive, the area around Victoria Road, Lunar Height Colonia, Balli Colonia Number 1, and Val Verde. The City Center is also considered a safe neighborhood in which to live.
Ranking at the top of the list, Bellmead has consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in Texas for many years and is the city to avoid if you want to live in an area with a low crime rate. This city has a population of 10,371 and is the first most dangerous in terms of violent crimes and the fourth most dangerous for property crimes. Both property and violent crimes have increased since 2015. This means that the residents of Bellmead are at significant risk of becoming a victim of a crime. In fact, estimates suggest that there is a 1 in 43 chance of a person in Bellmead becoming a violent crime victim.