The 11th Largest City in Texas Named 8th Most Dangerous in The U.S.
Houston, TX is one of the largest cities in the country. San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX aren't that far behind, both inside the Top 10 most populated cities. But none of these metros were named one of the most dangerous in the U.S.
Property.com has Lubbock, TX, sandwiched between Detroit, MI (#7) and Stockton, CA (#9), as the eighth most dangerous in the country.
The website cites The Hub City's high crime rate, and higher rate of violent crimes as the reason. According to them you had a 1 in 90 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lubbock in '22.
Another one of the most dangerous cities in the US is Lubbock, Texas. With a population of 260,993, Lubbock has a crime rate that is 121% higher than the national average. In 2022, Lubbock had 5,263 crimes per 100,000 people, with 2,856 violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, there were 28 murders, 431 robberies, and 2,169 assaults. Overall the chances of becoming the victim of a violent crime were 1 in 90. There were also 13,858 incidents of property crime. The most dangerous neighborhoods in Lubbock were Jackson, Tech Terrace, Chatman Park, Maxey, and Dunbar.
Of course they failed to mention that the city that gave the world Buddy Holly is also a place that is responsible for giving us so many contemporary Texas and Red Dirt acts. From Wade Bowen to Josh Abbott and Flatland Cavalry to William Clark Green, the city may just be the best in the world at cultivating young musical talent.
Oh, and the city is home to "award-winning wineries and more than 80% of Texas wine grape production. More music venues per capita than any other city in Texas," read more here.
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