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Crime Statistics for Texas

Safest Cities in Texas

Overall Crime Rating:

B- (9.98% higher than national average)

High Risk Crimes:

  • Robbery (22% higher than the national average)
  • Vehicle Theft (21% higher than the national average)
  • Property Crime (16% higher than the national average)
  • Burglary (15% higher than the national average)

  • Investing in a security camera system effectively protects your home and family from criminals. Research consistently shows that these devices deter crime, with a reduction of 65% or more. Additionally, having surveillance cameras provides valuable evidence of criminal activity occurring. Surveillance camera systems are a proven cost-effective method to prevent, record, and decrease the overall rate of crime and will provide both you and your family with a much-needed peace of mind.

    View individual city crime ratings below:

    Cities with Highest Crime Rate:

  • Beaumont
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Odessa
  • Port Arthur

  • Cities with Lowest Crime Rate:

  • Fulshear
  • Horizon City
  • Trophy Club
  • Colleyville
  • Murphy

  • Houston Crime Rating:

    C- (124.56% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Robbery

    Houston, located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and in the Southern United States. It holds the distinction of being the fourth-most populous city in the United States, following New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and the seventh-most populous city in North America. As of 2022, Houston's population stands at 2,302,878. Serving as the seat and largest city of Harris County, it is also the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which ranks as the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second-most populous in Texas after Dallas–Fort Worth. Houston is a significant anchor within the larger megaregion known as the Texas Triangle. Spanning a land area of 640.4 square miles (1,659 km2), Houston is the ninth-largest city in the United States in terms of land area. Notably, it is the largest city in the country whose government is not consolidated with a county, parish, or borough. While the majority of Houston lies within Harris County, there are small portions that extend into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, bordering other prominent communities of Greater Houston, such as Sugar Land and The Woodlands. Houston's origins trace back to August 30, 1836, when it was founded by land investors at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, now known as Allen's Landing. It officially became a city on June 5, 1837. The city takes its name from General Sam Houston, the former president of the Republic of Texas, who achieved Texas's independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, located 25 miles (40 km) east of Allen's Landing. Following a brief period as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston experienced steady growth throughout the 19th century, establishing itself as a regional trading hub. The turn of the 20th century ushered in a period of rapid growth for Houston, driven by various economic factors. These included the rise of its port and railroad industry, as well as the decline of Galveston as Texas's primary port city.

    San Antonio Crime Rating:

    C (82.02% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft

    San Antonio, also known as the City of San Antonio, is a major city located in Bexar County, Texas, United States. With a population ranking it as the seventh-most populous city in the country, San Antonio is the second-largest city in the Southern United States and the second-most populous city in Texas, following Houston. It serves as the primary city in the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area, commonly referred to as Greater San Antonio. According to the 2020 U.S. census estimates, the metropolitan area has a population of 2,601,788, making it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and the third-largest in Texas. Originally established as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, San Antonio became the first chartered civil settlement in what is now Texas in 1731. During this time, the region was under Spanish rule. From 1821 to 1836, it was part of the Mexican Republic. San Antonio holds the distinction of being the oldest municipality in Texas, celebrating its 300th anniversary on May 1, 2018. Situated in the region between South and Central Texas, San Antonio is a key city in the Texas Triangle, a vast urban megaregion. It is located approximately 80 miles (130 km) from Downtown Austin, and both cities are connected by the Interstate 35 corridor. Some experts predict that these two metropolitan areas will eventually merge to form a new metroplex, similar to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The name "San Antonio" was given to the city by a Spanish expedition in 1691, in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua, a Portuguese priest whose feast day falls on June 13. San Antonio is renowned for its historical significance, housing five 18th-century Spanish frontier missions, including the famous Alamo and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. In 2015, these missions were collectively designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city also boasts popular attractions such as the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, SeaWorld San Antonio, the Alamo Bowl, and Marriage Island. Additionally, San Antonio offers commercial entertainment options like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan's Wonderland amusement park.

    Dallas Crime Rating:

    C- (137.42% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Robbery

    Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 7.5 million people. It serves as the seat of Dallas County and extends into Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. With a population of 1,304,379 according to the 2020 census, Dallas is the ninth-most populous city in the U.S. and the third-most populous city in Texas, following Houston and San Antonio. Situated in the North Texas region, Dallas is the central hub of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the country without a navigable link to the sea. The development of Dallas and its neighboring city, Fort Worth, can be attributed to the construction of major railroad lines that provided access to cotton, cattle, and later oil in North and East Texas. The establishment of the Interstate Highway System further solidified Dallas's position as a transportation hub, with four major interstate highways converging in the city and a fifth interstate loop encircling it. As a result, Dallas flourished as a prominent industrial and financial center, as well as a significant inland port. This growth was facilitated by the intersection of major railroad lines, interstate highways, and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which is one of the world's largest and busiest airports. Additionally, the city and its surrounding suburbs are served by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), which operates rail and bus transit services. Dallas boasts a diverse economy, with dominant sectors including defense, financial services, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, the second-highest number in Texas and the fourth-highest in the United States. Furthermore, 11 of these Fortune 500 companies are located within the city limits of Dallas. The metropolitan area also houses over 41 colleges and universities, the highest concentration among all metropolitan areas in Texas.

    Austin Crime Rating:

    B- (10.72% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Austin serves as the capital city of Texas and is located in Travis County. It is the most populous city in the county and extends into Hays and Williamson counties. Established on December 27, 1839, Austin ranks as the tenth most populous city in the United States, the fourth most populous city in Texas, and the second most populous state capital. Since 2010, it has experienced rapid growth and is considered one of the fastest-growing large cities in the country. Situated approximately 80 miles apart along the Interstate 35 corridor, Downtown Austin and Downtown San Antonio are the major urban centers in the region. Austin holds the distinction of being the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States and is classified as a Beta-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. As of 2021, Austin's estimated population stood at 964,177, showing a slight increase from the 2020 census figure of 961,855. The city serves as the cultural and economic hub of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated population of 2,421,115 as of July 1, 2022. Nestled within the scenic Texas Hill Country in Central Texas, Austin boasts numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long. The residents of Austin are commonly referred to as Austinites. The city's population comprises a diverse mix of government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech workers, and blue-collar workers. Austin proudly promotes itself as "The Live Music Capital of the World," highlighting its vibrant music scene and abundance of live music venues. This reputation is further reinforced by the long-standing PBS TV concert series, Austin City Limits. Additionally, Austin gained the nickname "Silicon Hills" in the 1990s due to the rapid influx of technology and development companies.

    Fort Worth Crime Rating:

    C+ (36.48% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft

    Fort Worth, located in the state of Texas, is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the thirteenth most populous city overall. Serving as the county seat of Tarrant County, it spans an area of approximately 350 square miles, extending into four other counties: Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise. As of the 2022 United States census estimate, the population of Fort Worth was recorded at 956,709. Within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area, Fort Worth holds the position of the second-largest city, contributing to the area's status as the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the country and the most populous in Texas. Established in 1849 as a military outpost overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth has a rich history tied to the Texas Longhorn cattle trade. It has retained its Western heritage and traditional architectural and design elements. Notably, the city has been honored by having the USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) named after it, marking the first ship of the United States Navy to bear the city's name. Despite Dallas historically having a larger population, Fort Worth has experienced significant growth in the 21st century, nearly doubling its population since 2000. Fort Worth is renowned for hosting the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and is home to several museums designed by prominent contemporary architects. The Kimbell Art Museum, designed by Louis Kahn with an addition by Renzo Piano, stands as a notable architectural masterpiece. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando, showcases contemporary art. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, focuses on American art, while the Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz, houses an impressive collection of Western art, particularly highlighting the works of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Additionally, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico, offers a diverse range of scientific and historical exhibits.

    El Paso Crime Rating:

    B (7.64% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Violent Crime

    El Paso, known as "the pass" or "the step" in Spanish, is a city located in El Paso County, Texas, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had a population of 678,815 in 2020, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the U.S., the most populous city in West Texas, and the sixth-most populous city in Texas. Notably, El Paso has the highest percentage of Hispanic population among major cities in the U.S., with 81% of its residents identifying as Hispanic. The city's metropolitan statistical area encompasses El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, with a total population of 868,859 in 2020. Situated on the Rio Grande, El Paso shares a border with Ciudad Juárez, the largest city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. In addition, the nearby Las Cruces area in New Mexico has a population of 219,561. Together, these three cities form the El Paso–Las Cruces combined statistical area, which has a population of 1,092,742. This region is often referred to as the Paso del Norte or the Borderplex and is home to a diverse and vibrant community. Notably, it boasts the largest bilingual and binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere, with a population of 2.7 million people. El Paso is not only a cultural hub but also an economic center. It is home to three publicly traded companies and the renowned Medical Center of the Americas, which serves as a hub for medical research and care in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The city is also proud to be the location of the University of Texas at El Paso, its primary university. Additionally, El Paso is known for hosting the annual Sun Bowl college football postseason game, which is the second-oldest bowl game in the country. Furthermore, El Paso has a significant federal and military presence. The area is home to institutions such as the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Biggs Army Airfield, and Fort Bliss. These establishments contribute to the city's overall vitality and provide valuable services to both the local community and the nation as a whole.

    Arlington Crime Rating:

    B- (13.28% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft

    Arlington, situated in Tarrant County, Texas, is a city that holds significance within the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan statistical area. It serves as a principal city in this bustling metropolis and region. With a population of 394,266 as of 2020, Arlington stands as the second-largest city in the county, following Fort Worth, and the third-largest city in the metropolitan area, trailing behind Dallas and Fort Worth. In terms of national rankings, Arlington ranks as the 50th-most populous city in the United States and the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas. Notably, it is the largest city in Texas that does not serve as a county seat. Arlington boasts several notable institutions and landmarks. The city is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a prominent urban research university. It also houses the Arlington Assembly plant, which is utilized by General Motors, as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, Mensa International, and D. R. Horton. Furthermore, Arlington serves as the host city for various sports teams and entertainment venues. These include the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field, the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, the Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium, the Dallas Wings at College Park Center, and the International Bowling Campus, which encompasses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum, and the International Bowling Hall of Fame. Additionally, Arlington is home to the renowned theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor.

    Corpus Christi Crime Rating:

    C (80.51% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Aggravated Assault

    Corpus Christi, a coastal city located in the South Texas region of the state of Texas, serves as the county seat and largest city of Nueces County. It also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties. Situated 130 miles southeast of San Antonio and 208 miles southwest of Houston, Corpus Christi is bounded by Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. The city's geographical boundaries encompass small land parcels and water inlets from three neighboring counties. As of 2020, the population of Corpus Christi was recorded at 317,863, making it the eighth-most populous city in Texas. The broader Corpus Christi metropolitan area, including surrounding areas, had an estimated population of 442,600. Furthermore, it serves as the central hub for the Corpus Christi–Kingsville combined statistical area, which comprises six counties and had an estimated population of 516,793 in 2013. Notably, the Port of Corpus Christi ranks as the fifth-largest port in the United States. The city is also served by the Corpus Christi International Airport. The name "Corpus Christi" derives from Ecclesiastical Latin, meaning "Body of Christ," referencing the Christian sacrament of Holy Communion. Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda bestowed this name upon the settlement and the surrounding bay in 1519 when he discovered the lush semitropical bay on the Western Christian feast day of Corpus Christi. Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, located in the city, plays a significant role as a training center for primary student pilots and advanced multiengine pilots of the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard.

    Plano Crime Rating:

    B+ (49.70% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Plano, situated in the state of Texas, is a thriving city with a population of 285,494 as per the 2020 census. This makes it the ninth most populous city in Texas and the 72nd most populous city in the entire United States. Located to the north of Dallas, Plano falls within Collin County and holds the distinction of being the largest city in the county. Furthermore, it is considered one of the key cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The city of Plano plays a significant role in the economy of Dallas, as it is home to numerous prominent companies including Frito Lay, JCPenney, Pizza Hut, and other major distributors. Its economic contributions are substantial and contribute to the overall growth and prosperity of the region. In addition to its economic prowess, Plano has garnered recognition for its rapid growth and high quality of life, earning it a place among the fastest growing cities and one of the best places to reside in the nation.

    Laredo Crime Rating:

    B+ (37.47% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Laredo, a city located in Webb County, Texas, serves as both a city and county seat. Situated on the northern bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, Laredo is positioned across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Its history dates back to its establishment in 1755, and over time, it has evolved from a small village to becoming the capital of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Today, Laredo stands as the largest inland port on the Mexican border, with its economy primarily reliant on international trade with Mexico. Additionally, it serves as a significant transportation hub for land, rail, and air cargo. Laredo benefits from its location at the southern end of I-35, a major interstate that connects manufacturers in northern Mexico to various trade routes throughout the United States. The city boasts four international bridges and one railway bridge, further facilitating trade and commerce. As of the 2020 census, Laredo's population was recorded at 255,205, making it the 11th-most populous city in Texas and the third-most populated city along the Mexican border, following San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas. The metropolitan area of Laredo, encompassing all of Webb County, has a population of 267,114, ranking it as the 178th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Moreover, Laredo is part of the larger Laredo-Nuevo Laredo metropolitan area, which spans the border and has an estimated population of 636,516. Laredo is notable for its high proportion of Hispanic Americans, with 95.15% of its population identifying as Hispanic. This makes it the city with the highest proportion of Hispanic Americans in the United States, excluding Puerto Rico. However, in terms of overall ethnic diversity, Laredo ranks as one of the least diverse cities among the 313 largest cities in the nation when considering economic, household, and social diversity. The city is home to Texas A&M International University and Laredo College, providing educational opportunities for its residents. Laredo International Airport is situated within the city limits, while the Quetzalcoatl International Airport is located nearby in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Laredo hosts the prominent Washington's Birthday Celebration, a festival that spans from late January to the majority of February. This annual event attracts a substantial number of tourists, contributing to the city's vibrant atmosphere and cultural offerings.

    Lubbock Crime Rating:

    C (82.89% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Aggravated Assault

    Lubbock, also known as "Hub City," is a prominent city in Texas and serves as the seat of government for Lubbock County. It holds the distinction of being the 10th-most populous city in the state and the 85th-most populous city in the entire United States. As of 2022, the city's population stands at 263,930, while the estimated population of the larger Lubbock metropolitan area is 328,283. Situated in the northwestern region of Texas, specifically in the Great Plains, Lubbock is geographically and historically associated with the Llano Estacado. Ecologically, it falls within the southern end of the High Plains. The city holds a pivotal position as the economic, educational, and health-care hub for the multicounty region located north of the Permian Basin and south of the Texas Panhandle, commonly referred to as the South Plains. One of Lubbock's notable features is its status as the largest contiguous cotton-growing region worldwide. This agricultural sector heavily relies on water from the Ogallala Aquifer for irrigation purposes. Additionally, Lubbock is renowned for being home to Texas Tech University, which ranks as the sixth-largest college in the state based on enrollment figures.

    Garland Crime Rating:

    B- (13.79% higher than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Vehicle Theft

    Garland, situated in the state of Texas, is a city that lies to the northeast of Dallas and forms a part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. While the majority of Garland is located within Dallas County, there are small portions of the city that extend into Collin and Rockwall Counties. As per the 2010 census, the population of Garland was recorded at 226,876. However, this number saw an increase in 2019, reaching 239,928, thereby making it the 93rd-most populous city in the United States of America and the 12th-most populous city in Texas. By the year 2020, the population further grew to 246,018. In terms of population, Garland ranks as the third largest city in Dallas County and benefits from convenient access to downtown Dallas through various public transportation options, including two Dart Blue Line stations and buses.


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