The five safest neighborhoods in Killeen are all in the Northwestern part of the city.

The City of Killeen has been a prominent city in Bell County since 1881.  Home to the most populous U.S. military installation in the world, Ft. Hood; the city has grown in population to having over 138,000 residents occupying 35 neighborhoods, making Killeen the 21st largest community in Texas. But how safe is Killeen?

The city's crimes per square mile is 106, compared to the national median of 32.8 and the state median of 31; this makes Killeen only 11 percent safer than all the cities in the U.S.

Determining the safety of a city requires us to consider violent and property crime rates to the national and state medians. Violent crimes involve murder, rape, robbery, and assault while property crimes involve burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. These comparisons are for every 1000 residents.

The national median for violent crimes is 3.8 and the state median is 4.06. At 6.19, Killeen's violent crime rate is considered one of the highest in the nation and relative to Texas, Killeen has a crime rate that is higher than 87 percent of the state's cities and towns of all sizes. What does this mean? Well, the chance of you becoming a victim in Killeen is one in 162.

To help you stay safe in an unsafe city, we have the top five safest neighborhoods in Killeen, according to neighborhoodscout.com.

 

 

  • 1

    Kiowa Ct / Tonkawa Ct

    Real estate is primarily made up of medium-sized (three or four bedroom) to large (five or more bedroom) small apartment buildings and town homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Kiowa Ct / Tonkawa Ct neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999.

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  • 2

    Santee Ct / Shawnee Ct

    Real estate is also primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) town homes and small apartment buildings.  A number of residences were built between 2000 and the present.

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  • 3

    Hood Road / Central Avenue

    Many of the residences in the Hood Rd / Central Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

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  • 4

    Hughes Street / Cutler Street

    Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied.

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  • 5

    Chaffee Village

    Many of the residences in the Chaffee Village neighborhood are older, and well-established.

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