Check the news just about anywhere in Texas and you will probably see a few, or more, stories about crime. Texas crimes rates are worse than the national average, but the good news is that there are some very safe cities in the Lone Star State.

According to a report from SafeWise, some of the safest cities in Texas, are actually in North Central Texas, while only 3 Texas cities in West Texas made the list.

The Safest Cities in Texas

According to SafeWise, Melissa, Texas rose 21 spots to take the top spot as the safest city in Texas. 313 cities in Texas met the criteria needed to be considered for the list. The City of Iowa Park made the list for the first time and they ranked #4 on the list. Below you will find a list of the top 10 safest cities in Texas.

For those in West Texas, and I mean far West Texas, San Elizario ranked as the second safest city in Texas. For Stockton was tenth. Wolfforth, Texas near Lubbock came in at #22.

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So what made the top ten cities in Texas safe? For one thing, no city in the top 10 reported a murder and eight out of the top 10 reported zero robberies. Fairview, Texas which was ranked #11, actually reported no murders, rapes, or robberies. According to SafeWise, they used FBI crime stats in their methodology.

We use FBI crime statistics data to rank cities in each state and across the country. To add extra insight and depth to that assessment, we include demographic information and the results of our proprietary State of Safety research study.

The "safest" cities rankings are intended to highlight cities with low crime rates and ignite conversation and action around how to make all cities and communities safer.

Here are the Top 10 Safest Texas Cities:

Top Ten Safest Cities In Texas

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