Two Neighboring Towns Top State Safety List, Southlake Lands in the Middle of the Pack
Feb 26, 2016 07:05AM
● By Kevin
Photo courtesy of Credit Donkey.
"The affluent Fort Worth suburb of Colleyville easily rose to the top of our rankings with just 10 violent crime reports registered for all of 2014. Local law enforcement employs a community-policing approach, which is a big factor in the city’s low crime rate. The Colleyville Police Department uses crime mapping and Nixle alerts to keep residents updated on when and where crime is occurring," Credit Donkey's report said of Colleyville.
"Trophy Club comes in at number two on our list, with zero murders or robberies reported in 2014. The number of burglaries was also low, totaling 12 altogether. Since 2010, the city’s population has jumped by nearly 40%, and it’s quickly becoming one of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s hottest suburban communities," the site reported for Trophy Club's 2016 ranking.
Keller ranked eighth on the list, followed locally by Flower Mound. Coppell landed at 24th, just before Southlake's 28th ranking.
"Southlake is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and it’s one of the area’s more affluent suburban communities. Southlake’s police department takes a decidedly hands-on approach to fighting crime, with residents getting the opportunity to personally know the district sergeant who represents their neighborhood. Officers will even conduct a home security inspection to help you spot potential weak points in and around your property," the report says of Southlake.
Other notable nearby cities and towns on the list included Mansfield at 35th, Midlothian at 38th, Watauga at 45th, and Frisco at 46th.
The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2014 was the primary source of data, according to the website.
"We analyzed the number of violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents for each city, and we also looked at the number of robberies and burglaries reported per 1,000 residents. We decided to put robbery and burglary in the spotlight because they tend to occur more often and are likely to be of greater concern to residents.
"Using all four factors, we calculated a CreditDonkey safety score for each city and whittled the field down to the 50 cities with the best scores," the article says.
Here were Southlake's statistics based on the above:
- Violent crime per 1,000: 0.2
- Robbery per 1,000: 0.0
- Property crime per 1,000: 14.5
- Burglary per 1,000: 2.0
- CreditDonkey safety score: 4.2