League City in Galveston County has been named the #1 safest city in Texas with over 100,000 residents by Safewise in their 2019 Safest Cities in Texas list.
Ranking at #38 overall in their list of the top fifty safest cities in the state, League City has a violent crime rate of 0.92 per 1,000 and a property crime rate of 16.31 per 1,000.
Everything’s bigger in Texas and unfortunately, that applies to statewide crime rates. The Lone Star State has slightly higher violent and property crime rates compared to national averages. Its 4.95 violent crime rate is barely over the national rate of 4.49 incidents per 1,000 people. But the good news is that 84% of the safest cities reported fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 residents.
Moving on to property crime, the state’s 29.11 rate tops the national rate of 27.11—but not by much. It helps that 100% of the cities on our list did better than the national property crime rate, with no city experiencing more than 23.72 incidents per 1,000. That’s impressive for any state, but it really stands out for one that’s so populous—three of the cities that made our list have populations over 100,000.