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The Most Dangerous Areas In Houston

By TONI SIMS, CBS Houston
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According to NeighborhoodScout, Houston has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. With a crime rate of 67 per one thousand residents, One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 15. Within Texas, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Houston. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Houston to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

NeighborhoodScout has also found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Houston is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Houston, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population. Additionally, violent offenses tracked included forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout’s analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Houston is one in 93.

Based on the statistics above, the following list reveals the parts in Houston with the highest crime rates.

  • 2nd Ward
  • 3rd Ward
  • 4th Ward
  • 5th Ward
  • Sunnyside
  • Studewood
  • Acres Home
  • South Park
  • Hiram Clarke
  • Shapstown
  • Cloverland
  • Homestead/Tidwell Area
  • Alief
  • Missouri city
  • Greater Greenspoint Area
  • Hillcroft
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