At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Texas with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Texas with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.

2016 Texas Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Needville
    • Population 3,087, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: In 1894, August Schendel applied for a post office using the name “Needmore” as a joke, and it was amended to Needville.
  2. Giddings
    • Population 5,084, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: The Wendish heritage in Giddings is celebrated annually, on the fourth Sunday every September.
  3. Trophy Club
    • Population 12,153, Burglaries 6
    • Town trivia: The city was named in honor of the original plan that the country club would house the trophy collections of golf legend Ben Hogan.
  4. Crane
    • Population 3,951, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: The cattle and sheep of Crane once outnumbered the people by a ratio of 420 to 1 at the start of the 20th century.
  5. Whitesboro
    • Population 3,877, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Whitesboro was once known as Wolfpath.
  6. Ralls
    • Population 1,863, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Following the 2016 hype of America’s Creepy Clown Craze, a clown Instagram page posted vague threats warning Ralls that the clowns will see them soon.
  7. Sour Lake
    • Population 1,775, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Sour Lake oilfield is the oldest continuously-producing oil field in the world.
  8. Sabinal
    • Population 1,713, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Sabinal is a city in Uvalde County, Texas.
  9. Willow Park
    • Population 4,942, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Willow Park opened one of the first horse racing tracks in Texas after legalization of parimutuel betting.
  10. Haskell
    • Population 3,230, Burglaries 2
    • Town trivia: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was born and raised in Haskell.


2016 Texas Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Ranger
    • Population 2,450, Burglaries 44
    • Town trivia: Pilot Amelia Earhart landed at the Ranger Antique Airfield in 1931 in her Pitcairn Autogyro.
  2. Aransas Pass
    • Population 8,534, Burglaries 144
    • Town trivia: Aransas Pass is a city in Aransas County, Texas.
  3. Kenedy
    • Population 3,463, Burglaries 57
    • Town trivia: In 2000, a group of prisoner called the ‘Texas Seven,’ escaped from the John B. Connally Unit in Kenedy and proceeded to commit a series of deadly crimes.
  4. Lake Worth
    • Population 4,761, Burglaries 76
    • Town trivia: Local legend tells of the “Lake Worth Monster,” a North American crypid reported to live around Lake Worth.
  5. Port Arthur
    • Population 54,557, Burglaries 794
    • Town trivia: When oil was discovered in the area, Port Arthur became the center of the largest oil refinery network in the world.
  6. Huntington
    • Population 2,104, Burglaries 30
    • Town trivia: Huntington is a city in Angelina County, Texas.
  7. Rockport
    • Population 10,570, Burglaries 148
    • Town trivia: Rockport is noted as a prime birdwatching center.
  8. South Padre Island
    • Population 2,904, Burglaries 40
    • Town trivia: Donald Trump’s first Miss Teen USA beauty pagent as owner was held on South Padre Island.
  9. Port Aransas
    • Population 3,978, Burglaries 53
    • Town trivia: Port Aransas was once a location of pirates in the early 19th century, and local lore tells of buried pirate treasure here.
  10. Borger
    • Population 12,893, Burglaries 169
    • Town trivia: Borger was once nicknamed “Booger Town,” due to its refuge for criminals and fugitives from the law.

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