People are attracted to Texas for many reasons, such as a vibrant job market, moderate cost of living, and affordable housing. Texas is also popular because of its country vibes, low taxes, and warm weather. Safety is another big reason people consider moving to Texas. Texas recently registered 415 violent crimes and 2363 property crimes reported per 100,000 people. If you’d love to move to Texas and are looking for a state that offers a high level of security and safety, here are the top 10 safest cities in Texas! While these cities may not be the biggest or most popular, they have been chosen based on their quality of life.
We based our ranking on the 3 following criteria: the violent-crime rate, the property crime rate, and the total crime rate (the sum of both property and violent crime rates). Statistics come from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), The UCR Program “includes data from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies. Agencies participate voluntarily and submit their crime data either through a state UCR program or directly to the FBI’s UCR Program”.
We’ve used these data to rank the 10 safest cities in Texas while also considering their quality of life. To support our ranking, we thought it would be relevant to compare the statistics of the cities concerned with the rates of the state of Texas.
One of the safest cities to live in Texas is Fulshear. With a violent crime rate of 0 per 1000 people, Fulshear is 100% safer than most states as it barely records any violent crime. The city is home to different parks alongside miles of hike and bike trails for residents to walk their dogs, fly kites, enjoy picnics, or simply relax. More amenities include the Adventure Island Water Park and spacious fitness centers.
Sugar Land is a dense urban mid-sized city in Fort Bend County. Sugar Land’s crime rates are much lower than in the other dense urban areas, statewide and nationally. With a violent crime rate of 0.57 cases per 1000 people, Sugar Land is 86% safer than most of the states, securing its place on our list of safest cities in Texas, as well as in the USA. Besides the low level of crime, Sugar Land offers a lower cost of living than the national average and most cities in Texas. Recreation is also a strong selling point for this city. There is always a new restaurant to explore and a vibrant nightlife to be a part of.