20 Most Dangerous Cities in Texas

20 Most Dangerous Cities in Texas

6. Lubbock, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Lubbock, TX

Population: 237,241
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 8.31 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 53.11 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 61.42 per 1,000 residents

Lubbock has a crime rate of about 61 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lubbock? One in 16.

7. Houston, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Houston, TX

Population: 2,177,273
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 9.97 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 50.35 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 60.32 per 1,000 residents

Houston has a crime rate of about 60 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Houston? One in 17.

8. Beaumont, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Beaumont, TX

Population: 120,323
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 10.35 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.71 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 59.06 per 1,000 residents

Beaumont has a crime rate of about 59 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Beaumont? One in 17.

9. Paris, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Paris, TX

Population: 25,693
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.11 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.47 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.58 per 1,000 residents

Paris has a crime rate of about 59 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Paris? One in 17.

10. Corsicana, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Corsicana, TX

Population: 24,284
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.47 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.80 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.27 per 1,000 residents

Corsicana has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Corsicana? One in 17.

11. Galveston, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Galveston, TX

Population: 49,170
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 6.02 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.17 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.19 per 1,000 residents

Galveston has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Galveston? One in 17.

12. Austin, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Austin, TX

Population: 832,899
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.11 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 53.58 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 57.69 per 1,000 residents

Austin has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Austin? One in 17.

13. Longview, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Longview, TX

Population: 82,554
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.61 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.02 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 56.63 per 1,000 residents

Longview has a crime rate of about 57 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Longview? One in 18.

14. San Benito, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: San Benito, TX

Population: 25,099
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 2.83 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 52.91 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 55.74 per 1,000 residents

San Benito has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in San Benito? One in 18.

15. Hurst, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Hurst, TX

Population: 38,756
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.60 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.00 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 54.60 per 1,000 residents

Hurst has a crime rate of about 55 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Hurst? One in 18.

16. Harlingen, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Harlingen, TX

Population: 67,112
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.05 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.53 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 53.58 per 1,000 residents

Harlingen has a crime rate of about 54 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Harlingen? One in 19.

17. Lancaster, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Lancaster, TX

Population: 36,361
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.62 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 48.29 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 52.91 per 1,000 residents

Lancaster has a crime rate of about 53 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lancaster? One in 19.

18. Laredo, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Laredo, TX

Population: 74,420
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.32 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.50 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 52.82 per 1,000 residents

Laredo has a crime rate of about 53 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Laredo? One in 21.

19. Waco, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Waco, TX

Population: 128,595
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.02 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 47.23 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 52.25 per 1,000 residents

Waco has a crime rate of about 52 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Waco? One in 19.

20. Tyler, TX

Dangerous Cities in Texas: Tyler, TX

Population: 100,040
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 5.40 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.82 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 51.82 per 1,000 residents

Tyler has a crime rate of about 52 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Tyler? One in 19.

Dallas, TX ranked as our #21 most dangerous city in Texas with a crime rate of 51.17, just a little lower than Tyler, TX.

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

Only cities with populations of 20,000 or higher were considered in our rankings.

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Disclaimer: The data referenced above is entirely based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Table 8 2012 Uniform Crime Report. These numbers should not be used for any legal purpose and are meant to be solely informative. For the most accurate understanding of the crime rates for the cities listed above, Home Security Shield recommends readers research further on their own.