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Austin Is #4 on List of Lowest Crime Cities with Over 500,000 People

CQ Press (Congressional Quarterly) named Austin, Texas #4 on its list of lowest-crime cities with at least a population of 500,000. Interestingly, El Paso topped the list, and three Texas cities were in the top ten. San Antonio placed 10th.

The data comes from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system, apparently. This system includes both violent crime and property crime. There are eight separate offenses included in the reporting. Click here for more details.

To see the entire list of cities (both lowest and highest crime rates, and for various city/town cities), visit

This is just one small reason to consider moving to Austin. I've been here for 25 years now, and I know firsthand how special this place really is. If you're considering a move to Austin, Texas, I would love the opportunity to help you find the right place to live. 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJason Crouch • December 31 2013 10:21AM


Hey "Dude:" ...  We get to travel to Austin several times a year to KW functions ... and I can tell you the positive comments from all over the country continue from the beginning to the end of the event.  Low crimes with people caring, at all levels of the culture and society.  You folks have done a great job of building an attractive and welcoming city!  Have a great new year ...

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) over 5 years ago


That's a good selling point for selling homes in Austin Texas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig


Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 5 years ago

It's all good news for Texas. I wonder if the fact that a lot of people in Texas have a carry permit had anything to do with it. Considering the fact that the worst cities for crime have very strict gun restrictions, I would say yes it does.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 5 years ago

Great news for those relocating to Austin, Jason.  We get questions about demographics and crime every day - this is definitely something to tout!  Happy New Year!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 5 years ago