19 Nov Anna named among 50 safest cities in Texas by SafeWise report
The SafeWise Report Announces the 50 Safest Cities in Texas
SafeWise releases annual 50 safest cities in Texas report—with 84% of them reporting less than one
violent crime per 1,000 people.
Date: November 14th, 2018
SafeWise names Seminole the safest city in Texas, with Fairview, Colleyville, Fulshear, and Murphy
rounding out the top five. This is Seminole’s first appearance on the list, which is prepared annually by
SafeWise. Colleyville and Murphy placed in the top five for the third year in a row, while Fairview and
Fulshear made it for the first time.
See the full report here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-texas/
“On both state and city levels, Texans are seeing less crime and experiencing lower rates of incarceration
than in previous years,” SafeWise security analyst Laura E. Hilton says.
The SafeWise report notes that the Lone Star state is also seeing fewer incidents of hate crimes,
property crimes, and sexual assault.
Other interesting findings include:
- 84% of the safest cities had less than one violent crime per 1,000 people.
- Although Texas has higher violent and property crime rates than national averages, each of the
safest cities is well below those rates.
- Number one Seminole ranked 43 in SafeWise’s 100 Safest Cities in America—it was the only
Texas city to make that list.
- Texas had two of 2018’s Most Dangerous Cities in America (Robstown and Bellmead).
86% of the cities reported zero incidents of murder or non-negligent manslaughter.
- Even though overall counts of sexual assault are going down statewide, 29 of the safest cities
reported at least one incidence of rape.
To identify the 50 cities with the best safety records, SafeWise analysts looked at the number of violent
crimes reported in the 2016 FBI Unified Crime Report. They also calculated the number of violent crime
incidents per 1,000 people in each city. Analysts established population thresholds and, in the event of a
tie, property crimes were considered.
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