A recent shooting, bank thefts, and now an incident involving a knife has Temple, Texas residents wondering what is driving the rise in violence and crime.

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While no one was injured during the latest incident, it's still incredibly disturbing. While the sun was still up Saturday evening, a man on the 2000 block of Airport Road had his bike stolen after another man threatened him with a knife, according to a press release from the Temple Police Department.

Recent Crimes in Temple, Texas

Jugging is a crime that is on the rise in Central Texas, as police warn of thieves following people going to a Temple area bank, then breaking into their vehicles to steal cash.

Earlier this month, a drive-by shooting in Temple, Texas left two men injured. Police are still searching for the suspects in that incident. Meanwhile, the first homicide of 2022 for the City of Temple happened June 1st, when 59-year-old Tommy Lee Shelton, Sr was arrested after the death of 47-year-old Erin Gilligan and placed into the Bell County Jail.

Description of Temple, Texas Bike Thief

The male suspect in the bike theft is described as having a shaved head and black mustache. He is still at large and this case is under investigation. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477, where callers can report anonymously.

Read More: Temple, TX Drive-by Shooting Leaves 2 Injured, Suspects at Large

Read More: Beware at Temple, Texas Banks: Police Warn This Theft on the Rise

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022 May Surprise You

According to FBI statistics, Texas had 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes per 100,000 residents as of this year. For every 100,000 residents, there are 224 police officers statewide.

Crime rates are expressed as the number of incidents per 100,000 people.

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