The Most Dangerous City in Texas for 2022: You May Be Surprised
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.
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
- 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
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