Although we’re known for our Southern hospitality here in Texas, we still have our fare share of ne’er do wells who lurk the streets and cause mayhem as soon as the sun sets. Here are the nine places you’re most likely to find these unsavory people after dark.
1. Bexar County
In 2014, there were 1,793 sexual assaults in Bexar County compared to far less than 1,000 in most other counties.
In 2013, Odessa had 645 cases of aggravated assault per every 100,000 residents.
Lubbock is notorious for robbery, reporting 658 cases per 100,000 occupants in 2013.
Amarillo had a higher number of reported rapes than any other city in Texas, with 85 per 100,000 inhabitants. This makes it the sixth most violent city in Texas.
It makes sense that Houston would make this list given its large population, but the specifics might surprise you a bit. Although the city is ranked the third most dangerous place in the state, it isn't primarily for violent crime - it's for robbery. There are 233 robberies per every 100,000 people and only 6 murders.
6. Beaumont/Port Arthur
These neighboring cities get extremely dangerous when the sun sets.
Texarkana was ranked the fourth most dangerous city in Texas in 2013, with its high number of assaults giving it that spot.
Victoria was the eighth most dangerous city in the entire state as of 2013, with 72 reported rapes per 100,000 residents - more than double the statewide average.
9. Corpus Christi
This tourist city has a higher murder rate, at 5.4 per every 100,000 people, than any surrounding city. This statistic makes it the seventh most dangerous city in Texas.
Yeah, I’d lock my doors at night if I were you and lived in one of these cities.