Note: The circles in the map above represent the violent crime rate in the area. Hover over the circles to see city name and the violent crime rate.
Analyzing the latest data from the FBI’s 2014 Crime in the United States reports, we looked at which cities in Texas have the highest rates of violent crimes. Since the most populated areas will typically have the highest number of crimes, it wouldn’t be safe to assume the cities with the most crime are the most dangerous in Texas. We calculated the violent crime rate in each city by dividing the total number of violent crimes by the population and multiplying by 100,000.
The table below can be sorted by clicking on the table headers. The columns at the top include:
- City name
- Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Aggravated Assault
- Rate of Violent Crimes
Violent crime rate in cities with a population over 100,000
In looking at all cities with a population of over 100,000, Houston has the highest violent crime rate in the state at 991 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Odessa, which has been #1 in crimes per capita in the past, was #2 at 940. Beaumont, Lubbock and Amarillo rounded out the top 5.