Only One SA Area City on the List of the Safest Cities in Texas

Only one San Antonio area city made the list of the Safest Cities in Texas, as compiled by the home security company 'Safewise," News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Cibolo ranks number 13 on Safewise's list, and it is getting safer, it is up from the 20th spot in last year's survey.

Sage Singleton of Safewise says they only studied communities of more than 10,000 people, and they used public FBI and DPS data to come up with the rankings.

"From there we evaluate the remaining larger cities, and break it down on the number of violent crimes and property crimes" per thousand residents, she told News Radio 1200 WOAI.

The safest city in Texas, and one of the safest in the country in the 2017 survey is the upscale Ft. Worth suburb of Trophy Club.  In fact, most of the safest cities in Texas are suburbs north of Dallas and Ft. Worth, including Colleyville, Keller, Little Elm, and Flower Mound.

Others among the safest cities in Texas include Hutto, north of Austin, Highland Village, near Houston, and Murphy, in Collin County.

The one thing she noticed, Singleton said, is despite all of the news coverage of the spike in murders, gang activity, and drive by shootings across Texas, actual crime is going down.

"Texas as a whole has seen a decrease in crime in some of the most populated cities," she said.  "You have an average decrease of 6.5% in the last two years.

"None of the state's largest cities made the safest cities list. None of the twenty safest cities in the country are in Texas, or, in fact, are anywhere in the South (with the exception of Oak Ridge, Tennessee) or Southwest.  

The safest cities in America, according to Safewise, are either in the Upper Midwest, especially in Minnesota, and in the suburbs of the major northeastern cities, places like Lewisboro New York, Washington Township New Jersey, and Weston Massachusetts.

Safewise also determined the most dangerous cities in the USA.  The three most dangerous are Emeryville California, Tukwila Washington, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Two Texas cities are on the last of the twenty most dangerous cities in the country...Bellmead, which is near Waco, and Humble, which is near Houston.


For the report Check Out Safewise.com

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