Natalie Grigson, Staff Writer | Movoto Insider Real Estate Blog
We’ve all heard that everything is bigger in Texas: The trucks, the steaks, the houses, and in particular, the state pride. But is the crime rate also bigger in the Lone Star State?
Here on the Movoto Real Estate blog, we decided to answer just that, and after conducting our analysis, we came up with a resounding “No.” Of course Texas itself is so big that it’s bound to have its fair share of crime; but in these 10 places, the safety is downright idyllic. Here are the 10 safest places in Texas:
- Town of Flower Mound
- City of Keller
- City of Friendswood
- Town of Little Elm
- City of Allen
- City of Missouri City
- City of The Colony
- City of Coppell
- City of Leander
- City of Rowlett
This Dallas suburb may be best known as a great place for sports because of its Five Star Athletic Complex, but it is also a great place to raise a family, with one of the lowest crime rates in Texas.
In 2012, The Colony had just 1,250 property crimes and 100 violent crimes, for a total of just 1,550 crimes per 100,000 people. These included no murders, 16 rapes, 24 robberies, 60 assaults, 301 burglaries, 1,031 thefts, and 118 vehicle thefts.
All told, residents had a one in 65 chance of being the victim of a crime, which isn’t quite as low as it is in, say, Flower Mound; but compared to Weslaco where residents’ chances are just one in 12, the people of The Colony should be feeling pretty safe.