Missouri City named sixth safest city in Texas
Missouri City was recently honored as one of the top 10 safest cities in Texas by real estate website Movoto. Compiling crime data from the top 100 most populous municipalities in Texas, Movoto used the FBI’s 2012 Uniform Crime Report to determine that Missouri City is the sixth safest city in Texas.
According to Movoto, Missouri City’s average crime rate is 1,362 per 100,000 people, making it not only one of the safest cities in the Greater-Houston area but also in the entire state. The website also notes the City’s particularly low number of property crimes in 2012 – 1,241 per 100,000, including 66 vehicle thefts, 866 thefts, and 306 burglaries – as another reason for its high ranking.
“Missouri City saw 121 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012, including no murders. To see just how safe this really is, take a look at nearby Houston, the second-most dangerous place we looked at,” Movoto writers said. “In 2012, Houston had a total of 5,938 crimes per 100,000 people – 4,945 property crimes and 993 violent crimes, including 10 murders, per every 100,000 people.”
Movoto’s list based crime rates on crimes per 100,000 residents to fairly compare small and large populations; each city was ranked from one to 100 in terms of murders, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes, per 100,000 residents.
In June, a five-person motorcycle unit began patrolling City streets and neighborhoods.
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