5 THCSS Cities Make Top 50 Safest in Texas

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The sprawling state of Texas has a lot to offer, from beautiful Gulf coastlines to wooded mountains and expansive desert grasslands. As the second largest state in the nation, and the second most populous, Texas balances the demands of thriving metropolitan cities with the needs of smaller, agricultural communities that almost seem frozen in a simpler time.

Despite the varying needs of its diverse populations, Texas does a good job at managing crime prevention and maximizing the efforts of law enforcement. Overall, Texas saw a two percent decrease in violent crimes from 2012 to 2013, and statewide incidents of property crime decreased by more than three percent…

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Texas

To identify the 50 safest cities in Texas, we eliminated any city that didn’t report its full crime data to the FBI. Then we ruled out any city that had less than 10,000 residents in 2013. Next, we evaluated the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2013. From there, we took a look at the number of violent crimes (robbery, murder, aggravated assault, rape) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft) in each city. Finally, in order to level the playing field, we determined the chance of these crimes happening out of 1,000 people…

17. Leander

22. Lakeway

26. Cedar Park

27. Georgetown

38. Kyle