Texas’s 50 Safest Cities of 2022

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The SafeWise Team is pleased to release the eighth annual Safest Cities report.

Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Texas for 2022

See if your city made the full list.

Texans’ daily concern about safety jumped 13 percentage points (to 62%) in our most recent State of Safety survey. Not only is that a huge leap from the previous year’s 49%—it’s also 15 percentage points higher than the national average. 

But those who call one of Texas’s 50 safest cities home may be less concerned due to significantly lower rates of crime than the rest of the state.

In this report

2022 Texas crime rates

Even though Texas’s crime rates are higher than national averages, The Lone Star State boasts the lowest crime rates in the West South Central region. Texas is 33% below Arkansas, which has the highest violent crime rate in the region at 6.7 incidents per 1,000 people. And Texas reports 22% fewer property crime incidents than Louisiana, which has the highest property crime rate in the region at 28.8 incidents per 1,000.

That said, the state saw a slight uptick in violent crime this year, rising from 4.2 to 4.5 incidents per 1,000 people. On the flip side, the property crime rate fell from 24.1 to 22.5 incidents per 1,000 people.

Bar chart of violent and property crime rates per 1,000 people where the national average is 4.0 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 19.6 property crimes per 1,000 people.

Image: SafeWise

Level of concern and experience with crime in Texas

High levels of concern about crime and safety echo higher crime rates across The Lone Star State, but reported experiences of both violent and property crime fell year over year. Although Texans worry more than the rest of the US, 56% of survey respondents feel safe in the state—slightly higher than the national average of 55%. 

  • 60% of Texans think crime is increasing versus 11% that think it’s decreasing. Nationwide, 66% think crime is on the rise and 8% think it’s declining.
  • Personal experience with violent crime went down 56% year over year, with 7% of survey respondents reporting a personal experience in the 12 months prior to the survey, compared to 16% the previous year.
  • Personal experience with property crime also went down 39% year over year, from 23% to 14%.
  • Package theft was the most-experienced crime in Texas, with 21% falling victim to porch pirates in the 12 months  prior to the survey (US 20%).
Pictogram showing the percentage of state residents that are concerned about their safety on a daily basis, as well as which type of crime they are concerned about the most, and which crimes they have experienced within the past 12 months. Crimes include violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise. Past 12 months=12 months prior to survey.

Crime concerns in Texas

We asked Texans which crimes they worry may happen to them. See if Texas residents are concerned about the same crime issues as the rest of the country. 

Bar chart showing percentages of how concerned state residents are about crime compared to the national averages for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

View the complete 2022 State of Safety report.

Violent crime in Texas: Fear vs. reality

Concern about violent crime is 11 percentage points higher in Texas than the rest of the US. That jump in concern reflects a rising violent crime rate statewide. Texans expressed the second-highest overall concern about gun violence in the nation.

  • Texas saw a 7% increase in its violent crime rate year over year. 
  • 48% of survey participants use some form of personal protection—41% higher than the national average of 34%.
  • A pocket knife or self-defense knife is the most common form of personal protection used in Texas.
  • 50% say their personal safety has been affected by the pandemic (US 44%), and 70% worry about the pandemic every day (US 60%).

Attitudes about gun violence in Texas

  • 61% said they worry about gun violence every day (US 53%).
  • 53% are most worried about a gun violence incident happening to them (US 38%).
  • Texas saw 57 mass shooting incidents in 2021 compared to 34 in 2020—the second-highest number of incidents in the US. Illinois recorded the most with 85 and California had the third-most incidents with 46.
  • Mass shootings increased by 68% year over year.
  • Firearms come in fourth as a preferred method of property protection, and concealed carry firearms are the third-most used self-defense item. 
Line graph of violent and property crime rates over the past three years in the state compared to national crime rates per 1,000 residents for violent crime, property crime, package theft and gun violence.

Image: SafeWise

Property crime in Texas: Fear vs. reality

Texans are 45% more concerned about property crime than most Americans. Higher concern may be what’s motivating Texans to invest in property protection measures more than other Americans. Plus, more security measures may be a contributor to falling property crime rates statewide. 

  • The property crime rate in Texas fell 6% year over year, from 24.1 incidents per 1,000 people to 22.5.
  • Overall, Texans are most worried that property crime will happen to them, and it accounts for 83% of all crime reported to the FBI by Texas law enforcement agencies. This matches the national average.
  • Texas is the second most-concerned state when it comes to property crime (behind New York). It’s the fifth most-concerned in regard to package theft
  • Burglary makes up 17% of all property crime in the state, 1 point higher than the proportion of burglaries throughout the US.
  • 65% of Texas survey participants use some form of property protection (US 60%) with dogs nabbing first place—33% use dogs or another guard animal to help protect their home.
  • 42% say the security of their property has been affected by the pandemic (US 29%).

A closer look at the safest cities in Texas

For the purposes of this report, the terms “dangerous” and “safest” refer explicitly to crime rates as calculated from FBI crime data—no other characterization of any community is implied or intended.

  • 280 cities met criteria to be considered for ranking.
  • Trophy Club and Fulshear held on to the top 2 spots for the second consecutive year. 
  • 5 new cities joined the list this year: Hutto (number 23), Little Elm (number 25), Sugar Land (number 32), Midlothian (number 34), and Sanger (number 43).
  • Elgin showed the most improvement year over year, moving 26 spots to number 6. 
  • 38 (76%) cities didn’t report any counts of murder. 
  • All of the cities that made the top 50 reported fewer than 2 violent crimes per 1,000 people. 
  • Each safest city came in below state, regional, and US property crime rates. 
  • All of the safest cities reported 15.1 or fewer property crimes per 1,000.
Map of state with markers and labels highlighting the cities with the lowest crime rates.

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The 50 safest cities in Texas

VC=Violent crime
PC=Property crime

Trophy Club, Texas
#1
Trophy Club
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,053
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $147,477
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.0, 0.1, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.0, 4.9, 5.3
Fulshear, Texas
#2
Fulshear
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-0-
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    14,094
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $166,863
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.0, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.9, 6.2, 4.4
Fairview, Texas
#3
Fairview
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+24
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,375
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $94,507
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 1.3, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.6, 4.5, 5.7
Colleyville, Texas
#4
Colleyville
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-0-
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,602
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $163,509
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.2, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.6, 6.1, 5.5
Memorial Villages, Texas
#5
Memorial Villages
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+8
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    12,375
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    Unavailable
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.6, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.4, 6.0, 5.8
Elgin, Texas
#6
Elgin
(
+26
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,567
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $58,816
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.8, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.8, 9.3, 3.5
Highland Village, Texas
#7
Highland Village
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+3
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,848
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $147,222
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.7, 6.5, 7.9
Fate, Texas
#8
Fate
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-2
Down
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,917
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $110,373
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.5, 0.4, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.9, 4.7, 4.8
Southlake, Texas
#9
Southlake
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+20
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    33,083
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $240,248
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.3, 0.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.1, 11.7, 13.8
#10
Sachse
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+1
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    26,799
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $102,175
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.5, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.2, 6.9, 7.7
Heath, Texas
#11
Heath
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+19
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,584
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $155,781
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 1.3, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    4.8, 5.0, 6.0
Crystal City, Texas
#12
Crystal City
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+19
Up
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  • Circle Population
    Population
    7,148
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $34,797
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 1.2, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.9, 5.6, 8.1
University Park, Texas
#13
University Park
(
-5
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    25,253
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $224,485
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.2, 0.2, 0.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.5, 7.4, 11.8
Flower Mound, Texas
#14
Flower Mound
(
+11
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    80,907
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $137,285
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.5, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.8, 9.2, 8.4
Murphy, Texas
#15
Murphy
(
-8
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    20,798
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $126,196
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.4, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.1, 5.0, 5.4
Horizon City, Texas
#16
Horizon City
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-11
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    19,973
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,431
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.3, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.4, 5.0, 5.6
West University Place, Texas
#17
West University Place
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-5
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,700
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $250,00+
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.3, 0.4, 0.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.3, 7.8, 7.0
San Elizario, Texas
#18
San Elizario
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-4
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,070
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $36,213
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.0, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    2.8, 3.7, 3.1
Friendswood, Texas
#19
Friendswood
(
-3
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    40,795
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $111,478
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.6, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.7, 6.5, 8.2
Wylie, Texas
#20
Wylie
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-0-
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    54,460
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $92,395
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.7, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.9, 7.2, 7.8
Melissa, Texas
#21
Melissa
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-4
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,424
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $118,348
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.6, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.5, 6.8, 5.7
Keller, Texas
#22
Keller
(
-7
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    48,117
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $141,364
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, 0.5, 0.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.9, 7.2, 6.6
Hutto, Texas
#23
Hutto
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    29,590
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $78,942
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, N/A, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.7, N/A, 3.2
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
#24
Fair Oaks Ranch
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-21
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,497
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $128,398
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.4, 0.6, 0.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.6, 2.8, 4.6
Little Elm, Texas
#25
Little Elm
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    57,482
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $98,803
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.5, N/A, 1.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    3.8, N/A, 5.4
Manvel, Texas
#26
Manvel
(
+2
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    13,971
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $86,585
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 0.8, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.5, 8.2, 6.5
Corinth, Texas
#27
Corinth
(
-5
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    22,367
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $103,099
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, 0.7, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.0, 7.6, 8.9
Canyon, Texas
#28
Canyon
(
+6
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,263
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $60,171
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.9, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.1, 9.4, 7.7
Helotes, Texas
#29
Helotes
(
-20
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    10,301
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $116,875
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 0.9, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.2, 6.7, 8.3
Celina, Texas
#30
Celina
(
-9
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    18,165
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $124,375
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 0.9, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.2, 6.7, 8.3
Fredericksburg, Texas
#31
Fredericksburg
(
+18
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    11,604
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $50,497
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 1.1, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.6, 11.3, 10.4
Sugar Land, Texas
#32
Sugar Land
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    119,671
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $121,274
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.6, N/A, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.7, N/A, 17.1
Leander, Texas
#33
Leander
(
+3
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    68,571
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $101,872
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 1.1, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.8, 8.5, 9.3
Midlothian, Texas
#34
Midlothian
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New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    34,962
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $95,306
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, N/A, 0.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.8, N/A, 12.8
#35
Hewitt
(
-2
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    15,092
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $72,077
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.9, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.1, 9.3, 14.0
Frisco, Texas
#36
Frisco
(
+11
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    212,626
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $127,055
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.8, 0.9
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.7, 12.0, 13.6
Socorro, Texas
#37
Socorro
(
+8
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    34,626
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $38,111
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.4, 1.2, 1.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    6.3, 8.6, 7.3
Allen, Texas
#38
Allen
(
+2
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    108,218
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $105,925
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 0.8, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.2, 10.9, 12.4
Cibolo, Texas
#39
Cibolo
(
+5
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    32,777
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,601
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.1, 1.2, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.3, 8.7, 8.8
Anna, Texas
#40
Anna
(
+3
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,036
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $95,136
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 1.2, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    10.2, 8.9, 12.8
#41
Graham
(
-6
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,593
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $44,499
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.6, 1.2, 2.3
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    5.6, 8.0, 6.7
Prosper, Texas
#42
Prosper
(
-19
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    27,250
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $146,733
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.2, 0.6, 2.8
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    8.5, 8.8, 8.3
Sanger Texas safest cities
#43
Sanger
(
New
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    8,953
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $65,727
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.8, N/A, N/A
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.0, N/A, N/A
Mansfield, Texas
#44
Mansfield
(
-3
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    74,360
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $99,510
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.9, 1.0
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    11.6, 10.5, 10.8
Woodway, Texas
#45
Woodway
(
+13
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,089
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $89,196
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.8, 0.6
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.4, 10.1, 12.3
#46
Whitehouse
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-0-
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    9,047
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $68,462
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.7, 1.3, 1.1
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    7.2, 8.0, 6.3
#47
McKinney
(
+3
Up
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    208,335
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $93,354
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.3, 1.4, 1.5
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    9.4, 9.9, 10.4
Lakeway, Texas
#48
Lakeway
(
-24
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    16,537
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $132,899
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.9, 0.6, 1.4
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    13.3, 9.0, 9.8
Cedar Park, Texas
#49
Cedar Park
(
-23
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    82,653
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $104,019
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    1.0, 0.7, 1.2
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    12.8, 8.4, 12.2
Coppell, Texas
#50
Coppell
(
-11
Down
)
  • Circle Population
    Population
    41,807
  • Circle Dollar
    Median Income
    $122,340
  • Circle Gun
    VC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    0.7, 0.6, 0.7
  • Circle Property
    PC Rate 2022, 2021, 2020
    15.1, 12.4, 12.5

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Didn't find your city in the top 50?

We calculated crime rates for every city in the state that met our population threshold, based on the state’s median population. See how the remaining cities ranked in the list below.

NOTE: If you don’t see your city on the list, it means that it was below the population threshold or didn’t submit a complete crime report to the FBI in 2020.

2022 Rank
City
Population
2022 VC per 1,000Icon Tooltip  Dark
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2021 Rank
51Lumberton13,1951.211.763
52Bonham10,4161.59.692
53Schertz43,3151.410.679
54Bridgeport6,7321.510.2128
55Missouri City76,4761.79.053
56Lockhart14,2971.212.519
57Forney29,3660.815.554
58Gatesville12,3941.510.791
59Pearland126,1111.014.360
60Keene6,6192.35.9N/A
61Princeton15,0311.511.2N/A
62Kyle51,3061.610.661
63League City110,5181.113.556
64Bridge City7,8641.710.2N/A
65Roanoke9,8621.014.952
66Pflugerville67,5591.213.748
67Watauga24,5881.412.683
68Georgetown84,2101.512.838
69River Oaks7,6531.612.2N/A
70Kennedale8,8811.115.4100
71Hidalgo14,3702.110.1117
72Royse City15,3881.713.366
73Harker Heights33,0911.813.099
74Highland Park9,1600.421.788
75Boerne19,3421.614.189
76Lake Dallas8,1741.812.6118
77Seminole7,9782.39.951
78McAllen144,5690.919.3106
79Robinson12,0871.714.0N/A
80Rowlett68,8101.515.4N/A
81Benbrook23,7661.713.782
82Port Lavaca11,8172.49.6N/A
83Burkburnett11,3211.813.7120
84Silsbee6,6131.515.473
85Round Rock137,5931.316.676
86Sweetwater10,4191.912.8N/A
87Port Neches12,6162.210.8127
88Rockwall46,8671.317.265
89Mission85,0521.615.387
90Joshua8,3192.87.318
91Stephenville21,7771.615.1101
92Deer Park33,6311.317.077
93Fort Stockton8,4292.012.6104
94Roma11,5592.68.967
95Sulphur Springs16,3222.410.570
96Del Rio35,7331.615.868
97Alamo Heights8,8070.722.064
98Plano290,7861.616.585
99Dayton8,5101.120.0133
100Floresville8,2472.311.9122
101Manor15,5692.113.6167
102Hitchcock8,0232.212.8N/A
103La Porte35,1022.312.6103
104Eagle Pass30,0291.418.4107
105Burleson49,6602.213.5105
106Richardson124,1901.319.590
107Buda18,5312.014.959
108Kerrville23,9122.710.286
109Selma12,0131.021.6113
110Angleton19,5001.915.3111
111Hillsboro8,4801.319.7161
112New Braunfels94,7512.313.096
113Vidor10,3701.617.5121
114Cedar Hill48,3521.419.0137
115Red Oak13,8011.618.0108
116Pearsall10,7831.915.737
117Azle13,6602.313.369
118Santa Fe13,5772.512.642
119Prairie View7,1263.27.9N/A
120Los Fresnos7,9292.413.9216
121Farmers Branch51,0781.519.8115
122Waxahachie39,0391.818.0N/A
123Kermit6,5831.719.1N/A
124Perryton8,4862.712.855
125Rio Grande City14,5871.421.371
126College Station120,8311.819.0102
127Greenville29,2092.116.9143
128Glenn Heights13,6622.614.1147
129Ennis20,5571.918.757
130Hondo9,5062.216.9162
131Mont Belvieu6,9541.919.6131
132Pleasanton11,0061.720.8175
133Saginaw24,8222.118.793
134Seagoville17,1201.622.081
135Weatherford34,5222.516.375
136Grapevine56,3431.821.0N/A
137Portland17,4682.218.378
138Ingleside10,2963.112.2112
139Lake Jackson27,2651.722.0140
140El Paso685,2883.212.4139
141Jacksonville14,8432.716.4N/A
142Bee Cave7,2551.425.480
143Nederland17,4132.916.0156
144Grand Prairie196,9902.519.2129
145Taylor17,6221.823.6145
146Brenham18,1062.817.0207
147Laredo265,5153.214.4138
148Dalhart8,3492.817.7185
149Athens12,7572.817.6169
150Seabrook14,4153.314.462
151Dumas13,7292.420.695
152Lewisville110,8002.917.6123
153Conroe94,4511.924.7N/A
154Seguin30,5132.322.0155
155Belton23,4352.024.0114
156Liberty9,4183.117.4150
157Cleburne31,4863.316.6149
158Bedford49,2742.522.2141
159Pecos10,6673.813.5242
160La Feria7,2324.013.0130
161Vernon10,2533.814.5183
162Jacinto City10,4551.430.397
163Huntsville42,6483.715.8N/A
164Richmond12,6304.015.7158
165Andrews14,4873.717.8159
166Dickinson21,3643.619.1136
167Hurst38,7962.526.2178
168Lampasas8,1322.824.2134
169Crowley16,9092.824.7154
170Edinburg103,4913.122.3171
171Rosenberg39,1624.116.1157
172Live Oak16,9101.632.9189
173Garland241,8452.925.2166
174San Juan37,3373.719.8195
175Freeport12,1444.018.4165
176Midland150,5293.620.7N/A
177Kilgore15,0163.621.1152
178Universal City21,1623.124.7186
179Brownsville183,6274.018.5190
180DeSoto53,5153.522.0160
181Katy22,7972.131.5214
182Pharr80,0984.515.7132
183Elsa7,2742.529.6191
184Kaufman7,9303.821.1126
185Duncanville38,8473.622.3209
186Borger12,3182.728.7N/A
187Monahans7,9244.417.3176
188Mexia7,3294.119.5N/A
189Brownfield9,3243.026.8110
190Irving242,9763.225.6148
191Alton18,6325.510.5N/A
192Terrell19,2043.226.2181
193Alvin27,0153.127.1144
194Orange18,0644.517.8179
195Jersey Village7,9212.133.3135
196Denison25,8584.418.7168
197Abilene124,0614.121.4182
198San Marcos67,4324.221.0170
199Robstown11,2383.625.5N/A
200Forest Hill13,0583.725.1180
201Copperas Cove33,3334.321.4172
202Marble Falls7,1574.620.3208
203Texas City50,6603.527.6198
204Temple79,8783.726.3146
205Richland Hills7,9713.031.0230
206Longview81,7513.428.9215
207Haltom City44,0373.130.7163
208Granbury11,0801.343.5205
209Tomball11,9013.727.4N/A
210Rockport10,6721.641.8201
211Nacogdoches32,8733.728.7173
212Stafford17,4233.331.3234
213San Angelo101,8603.529.8197
214Willis7,1664.920.8N/A
215Decatur7,2201.742.4153
216Weslaco42,1843.232.0217
217Sherman44,6114.424.5196
218Kingsville25,1954.723.1224
219Beeville12,7883.530.8151
220Bryan87,4355.319.6187
221Cuero8,2375.220.3221
222Mineral Wells15,0573.233.8142
223Leon Valley12,4531.842.7192
224Marshall22,7555.122.0N/A
225Wichita Falls104,6733.930.8194
226Victoria67,4074.627.0223
227Palestine17,6255.720.3218
228Lancaster39,5875.223.9184
229Groves15,4125.720.6203
230Lacy-Lakeview6,7484.628.7164
231Tyler108,1394.430.5199
232Mount Pleasant15,9745.622.1228
233Snyder11,0047.510.5264
234Pampa16,9754.630.0249
235Arlington402,7005.325.5220
236Jasper7,5434.133.7233
237Pasadena151,4215.723.3219
238Big Spring28,2945.028.5236
239Gainesville16,9864.432.4210
240Fort Worth929,5095.427.3204
241Brownwood18,3674.732.4202
242Mercedes16,6995.129.8229
243South Houston17,4855.428.6206
244Mesquite141,3254.435.4231
245Harlingen65,0144.137.5239
246El Campo11,5235.131.0193
247Uvalde16,0274.038.5212
248Bastrop9,4795.331.2N/A
249Baytown77,8234.337.5226
250Navasota8,1046.325.0213
251Austin1,000,2764.736.3222
252Raymondville10,8337.916.5259
253Bay City17,5055.235.1N/A
254Alamo20,0785.436.5244
255Hereford14,5348.119.3211
256Port Arthur54,2577.823.1225
257Galveston50,7516.433.4227
258Waco140,8706.434.5232
259La Marque17,6565.342.3235
260Henderson13,0935.641.6240
261Odessa126,2888.125.0257
262Balch Springs25,1897.132.6243
263Cleveland8,2855.841.8254
264Lamesa9,1196.140.2256
265San Benito24,2378.127.8247
266Alice18,6346.143.0245
267San Antonio1,573,1897.436.3251
268Aransas Pass8,4146.940.6N/A
269Corpus Christi329,0508.432.7250
270Addison16,7784.360.7238
271Dallas1,363,0288.4 34.5252
272Amarillo200,2968.436.8248
273Paris24,8019.928.6255
274Donna16,40010.533.2260
275Webster11,5456.168.1N/A
276Lubbock262,14610.941.1262
277Beaumont116,76612.333.1261
278Bellmead10,83510.551.6265
279Houston2,346,15512.641.8263
280Humble15,90110.383.5266
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