Home security review website SafeWise released its 6th annual Safest Cities in Texas report on Tuesday, April 7.

The company found that Manvel is the 25th safest city in Texas.

This year's rankings saw Manvel move up 14 places.

The study found that Manvel residents reported violent crime rates well below both the state and national average.

In 2019, Texas residents reported 4.1 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people.

Nationally, 3.7 violent crime incidents were reported per 1,000 people.

Manvel residents reported 1.2 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people.

According to the study, Fulshear is the safest city in Texas. Other area municipalities that made the list were Friendswood, which came in just above Manvel as the 24th safest city in the Lone Star State, and Missouri City, the 49th safest city in Texas.  

 To determine the relative "safeness" of a city SafeWise uses FBI crime data as the backbone of its reports, according to a statement from the company.

The company analyzes  the information cities report through the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.

SafeWise's analysts also use US Census Bureau population data to identify the median city population in each state and report only on cities with populations above the median.

"This reduces the risk of outliers and lowers the likelihood of an extreme outlier skewing the data," reads a statement from the company.

Across Texas, survey respondents indicated an increase in the amount of property crime experienced over the past 12 months.

However, the 23 percent of residents reporting property crimes is still below the national average of 26 percent.

The percentage of the Texas population that reported an incident of violent crime also increased over the last 12 months, accordint to SafeWise.

In 2019 only 8 percent of Texans said they had experienced a violent crime. This year  16 percent of respondents had a personal experience with violence.

Across Texas, the violent crime rate is 4.1 incidents per 1,000, compared to 3.7 nationwide and 4.4 reported last year.

The state’s property crime rate is 23.7 incidents per 1,000 people, which is nearly two incidents higher than the national rate of 22.0, but lower than last year’s rate of 25.5.

Despite the relatively low number of incidents, Texans are still acutely concerned about crime.

When it comes to the perception of violent crime almost 50 percent of Texas residents said physical assault by a stranger is the most concerning violent crime.

About one-third of survey respondents believe they will be  murdered by a stranger.

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