The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Texas


most dangerous cities in texas

To determine which cities in Texas are the most dangerous, we compiled data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and sorted each city’s violent crime rate. Violent crimes include: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Violent crime rate is calculated by dividing the total numbers of violent crime by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

The Texas sate average for violent crime is 446.5 per 100,000 people and its state average for property crime is 2,245 per 100,000 people.

What Is The Most Dangerous City In Texas?

The most dangerous city in Texas is New Boston. In 2019, Texas City had a violent crime rate of 1,544.1 per 100,000 people and a property crime rate of 4,525.0.

New Boston’s violent crime rate is 3.5x greater than the state average. It’s property crime rate is nearly 3x greater than the state average.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Texas

1. New Boston – 1,544.1 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, new boston

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Population in 2019 4,663
Property Crime Rate 4,525.0
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 21.6%

 

2. Snyder – 1,433.6 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, snyder

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Population in 2019 11,161
Property Crime Rate 2,024.9
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate

0

Poverty Rate 14.7%

 

3. Kenedy – 1,241.0 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, kenedy

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Population in 2019 3,465
Property Crime Rate 4,040.4
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 10.8%

 

4. Humble – 1,169.8 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, humble

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Population in 2019 16,157
Property Crime Rate 10,404.2
Murders in 2019 1
Murder Rate 6.2
Poverty Rate 15.97

 

5. Raymondville – 1,156.6 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, raymondville

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Population in 2019 10,894
Property Crime Rate 2,230.6
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 29.8%

 

6. Balcones Heights – 1,128.9 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 3,366
Property Crime Rate 9,031.5
Murders in 2019 1
Murder Rate 29.7
Poverty Rate 31.69%

 

7. Nash – 3,783 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 3,783
Property Crime Rate 1,533.2
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate

0

Poverty Rate 22.7%

 

8. Houston – 1,072.2 violent crimes per 100k

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Population in 2019 2,355,606
Property Crime Rate

4,319.5

Murders in 2019 275
Murder Rate

11.7

Poverty Rate 20.1%

 

9. Sullivan City – 1,059.7 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, sullivan city

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Population in 2019 4,152
Property Crime Rate 1,421.0
Murders in 2019 0
Murder Rate 0
Poverty Rate 31.7%

 

10. Gonzales – 1,058.1 violent crimes per 100k

most dangerous cities in texas, gonzales

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Population in 2019 7,655
Property Crime Rate 2,194.6
Murders in 2019 1
Murder Rate 13
Poverty Rate 16.83%

 

The Most Dangerous Cities In Texas VS The Safest City In Texas

Here’s a graph showing you the violent crime rates of the top 10 most dangerous cities in Texas and we also included one of the safest city in Texas, McKinney, to give you some perspective on the crime rates.

most dangerous cities in texas

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. New Boston

4,663

1,544.1

2. Snyder

11,161

1,433.6

3. Kenedy

3,465

1,241.0

4. Humble

16,157

1,169.8

5. Raymondville

10,894

1,156.6

6. Balcones Heights

3,366

1,128.9

7. Nash

3,783

1,083.8

8. Houston

2,355,606

1,072.2

9. Sullivan City

4,152

1,059.7

10. Gonzales

7,655

1,058.1

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Small-Sized Cities In Texas (Up To 50,000 People)

most dangerous cities in texas

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. New Boston

4,663

1,544.1

2. Snyder

11,161

1,433.6

3. Oyster Creek

1,170

1,282.1

4. Kenedy

3,465

1,241.0

5. Humble

16,157

1,169.8

6. Raymondville

10,894

1,156.6

7. Balcones Heights

3,366

1,128.9

8. Mustang Ridge

1,001

1,098.9

9. Nash

3,783

1,083.8

10. Sullivan City

4,152

1,059.7

 

Top 10 Most Dangerous Medim-Sized Cities In Texas (50,000-200,000 People)

most dangerous cities in texas

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. Beaumont

118,562

1,046.7

2. Odessa

123,468

1,038.3

3. Port Arthur

55,084

624.5

4. Waco

139,870

571.2

5. Pasadena

153,689

545.9

6. Victoria

67,581

513.5

7. Mesquite

143,078

478.8

8. Galveston

50,801

478.3

9. Longview

81,783

457.3

10. Bryan

86,632

427.1

 

Most Dangerous Large Cities In Texas (200,000+ people)

most dangerous cities in texas, lubbock

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

1. Houston

2,355,606

1,072.2

2. Lubbock

259,208

1,008.1

3. Dallas

1,363,295

862.9

4. Corpus Christi

329,320

794.4

5. Amarillo

201,036

719.8

6. San Antonio

1,559,166

708.5

7. Arlington

402,304

510.8

8. Fort Worth

915,237

444.5

9. Austin

986,062

400.9

10. El Paso

686,793

352.7

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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