Does it seem like more people are on the road and in the stores lately? It's not your imagination. Texas is the second-largest state in America by both area and population.

The US Census Bureau estimates that the state of Texas is growing at a rate of 1,000 people per day, and more people means more crime.

World Population Review used data on property and violent crimes from the FBI to determine the most dangerous cities in Texas for 2022.

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Texas Crime Statistics

Per 100,000 residents in the state of Texas, there were 438 violent crimes and 2,562 property crimes according to World Population Review.

The most dangerous places in Texas are usually areas or neighborhoods located inside larger cities. They are dealing with low income, high unemployment, and lack of quality housing, resulting in poor living conditions and high crime.

Most Dangerous Texas Cities For 2021

Last year, onlyinyourstate.com listed these areas as the nine most dangerous places in Texas after dark:

  • Corpus Christi - #9
  • Victoria - #8
  • Texarkana - #7
  • Beaumont - #6
  • Houston - #5
  • Amarillo - #4
  • Lubbock - #3
  • Odessa - #2
  • Bexar County - #1

These particular rankings were based on the amount of crimes per resident, including sexual assaults, robberies, and homicides.

The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Two of the most dangerous cities in the nation are in Texas, according to a Safewise blog list for 2021:

  • Bakersfield, California - #10
  • Stockton, California - #9
  • Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana - #8 (tied)
  • Corpus Christi, Texas - #7
  • San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City, California - #6 (tied)
  • Springfield, Missouri - #5
  • Detroit-Dearborn/Livonia, Michigan - #4 (tied)
  • Lubbock, Texas - #3
  • Memphis, Tennessee/Mississippi-Arkansas - #2 (tied)
  • Anchorage, Alaska - #1

Lubbock not only made the list of most dangerous cities in Texas, but also third most dangerous city in America overall.

 

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.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

Texas' 30 Most Dangerous Counties For Driving

Texas is a large state with multiple highways to help keep us connected. Unfortunately these same roads can cause trouble and grief if you're not careful. Take a look at the list of Texas counties and the most deadly road located there based on fatal accidents.

10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.