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When it comes to finding a place to live in Texas, we have a choice. We get to choose where we live. When it comes to making that decision though we consider many different factors:

  • cleanliness of a neighborhood
  • schools
  • proximity to shopping
  • crime rates
  • tax rates
  • culture
  • utility rates

Depending upon the needs of you and your family the items on that short list will have a different priority, but for nearly every Texan the crime rate will most likely rank within everyone's top three things to consider when it comes to finding some place to live because we all want to feel safe.

We wish all Texas cities were safe and free of violent crimes, but they are not. Even small towns here in East Texas can have an issue with crime. Just because a city may have a small population doesn't mean there isn't crime there. That's just a fact.

When it comes to ranking Texas cities based on violent crimes, PopultionU has ranked the most violent cities in Texas based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people. PopulationU defines a violent crime as rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and/or murder. The site analyzed FBI Crime data and came up with a listing of the 39 most dangerous cities in Texas.

For the second year in a row, Tyler is the only East Texas city that has appeared on this list. In 2022 Tyler ranked within the top 10, taking 10th place.  Thankfully Tyler has slipped on this list. In 2023 Tyler's ranking fell to 17th place - which is definitely a good thing. That means that violent crime is on the decline within the city.

Here's a look at the top 20 most dangerous cities in Texas according to PopulationU.

Take A Look At The 15 Most Dangerous Cities In Texas

Here's a look at the top 20 most dangerous cities in Texas according to PopulationU 2023 survey results.

Here is a List of the Safest Neighborhoods Near Tyler in 2022

When looking at crime statistics around Tyler here is what is being called the safest neighborhoods:

10 Safest Neighborhoods in Longview, Texas

According to crime rates here are the safest neighborhoods in Longview, Texas

Stay Away From Tyler's 15 Most Accident Prone Intersections and Streets

While vehicle accidents can occur wherever we drive, there are certain areas in Tyler that seem to have a higher number of traffic accidents than others. The following is a gallery of 15 Tyler intersections that had the most accidents in 2021 according to Tyler Police Department data.

These 10 Longview Intersections Had The Most Accidents In 2021

Longview drivers are not invincible when it comes to traffic accidents, these Longview intersections saw the most accidents in 2021 according to a report from the Longview Police Department.

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