FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) -The National Council for Home Safety and Security has listed several Fort Bend County cities among the safest cities in the State of Texas for 2018.
Sugar Land came in at number 43, with a population of 90,088, with 77 reported violent crimes and 1,460 reported property crimes. Sugar Land’s violent crimes per 1,000 people was reported as 0.85, with property crimes per thousand reported as 16.21.
Missouri City came in at number 55, with a population of 75, 607, with 144 reported violent crimes and 1,263 reported property crimes. Missouri City’s violent crimes per 1,000 people was reported as 1.90, with property crimes per thousand reported as 16.70.
Rosenberg came in at number 67, with a population of 36,360, with 107 reported violent crimes and 618 reported property crimes. Rosenberg’s violent crimes per 1,000 people was reported as 2.94, with property crimes per thousand reported as 17.00
Richmond came in at number 94, with a population of 12,245 with 43 reported violent crimes and 267 reported property crimes. Richmond’s violent crimes per 1,000 people was reported as 3.51, with property crimes per thousand reported as 21.80.
According to the National Council for Home Safety and Security, the state’s average violent crimes per 1,000 people is 5.10 and property crime per one thousand is 32.30.
A statement posted by the National Council for Home Safety and Security stated “To identify the safest cities in Texas, we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with our own population data and internal research. We eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.”
The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total, due to their severity, than property crimes.
For a full list of cities that made the list go to, https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-texas-2018/