How do Nash and New Boston end up on this list... The 20 Most Dangerous Cities in Texas? 

Every year the FBI and Department of Public Safety for the Great State of Texas put out crime statistics for every city and county in the state. If you combine those stats with population figures you can get rudimentary figures on the number of crimes per population for any given area. If you reduce those fractions down to numbers you can wrap your head around then you come up with the figures below. These are just statistics and in no way an indictment for or against any given place to live in the state.

20: Herford, TX - Population 14.500

  • Violent Crimes - 8.0 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 19.2 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 5.8

#19: Odessa, TX - Population 126,000

  • Violent Crimes - 8.0 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 25.04 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 1.9

#18: Lufkin, TX - Population 35,000

Lufkin downtown - Google Maps
Lufkin downtown - Google Maps
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  • Violent Crimes - 8.1 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 22.04 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 4.6

#17: San Benito, TX - Population 24,000

  • Violent Crimes - 8.1 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 27.8 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 9.0

#16: Amarillo, TX - Population 200,000

  • Violent Crimes - 8.3 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 36.7 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 1.3

#15: Corpus Christi, TX - Population 329,000

  • Violent Crimes - 8.4 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 32.6 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 1.3

#14: Luling, TX - Population 5,900

  • Violent Crimes - 8.4 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 11.3 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 24.6

#13: Dallas, TX - Population 1,300,000

  • Violent Crimes - 8.4 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 34.4 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 0.6

#12: Paris, TX - Population 24,800

Paris Texas - Google Maps
Paris Texas - Google Maps
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  • Violent Crimes - 9.9 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 28.5 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 6.4

#11: New Boston, TX - Population 4,500

Bowie County Courthouse - New Boston - Google Maps
Bowie County Courthouse - New Boston - Google Maps
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  • Violent Crimes - 10.2 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 23.5 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 10.7

#10: Humble, TX - Population 15,900

  • Violent Crimes - 10.2 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 83.5 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 16.5

#9: Donna, TX - Population 16,400

  • Violent Crimes - 10.4 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 33.2 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 9.2

#8: Bellmead, TX - Population 10,800

  • Violent Crimes - 10.5 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 51.5 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 8.3

#7: Lubbock, TX - Population 262,000

  • Violent Crimes - 10.8 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 41.08 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 1.8

#6: Beaumont, TX - Population 116,700

Beaumont downtown - Goolge Maps
Beaumont downtown - Goolge Maps
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  • Violent Crimes - 12.2 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 33.08 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 2.3

#5: Nash, TX - Population 3,900

Nash Texas I30 at Kings Hwy - Google Maps
Nash Texas I30 at Kings Hwy - Google Maps
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  • Violent Crimes - 12.4 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 14.9 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 9.4

#4: Houston, TX - Population 2,346,000

  • Violent Crimes - 12.5 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 41.7 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 0.5

#3: Balcones Heights, TX - Population 3,300

  • Violent Crimes - 14.8 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 60.3 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 16.7

#2: South Padre Island, TX - Population 2,700

  • Violent Crimes - 15.5 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 134.9 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 25.5

#1: Palmview, TX - Population 5,800

  • Violent Crimes - 18.6 per 1000 people
  • Property Crimes - 47.5 per 1000 people
  • Poverty Rate - 30.8

This list was originally compiled and can still be seen at 247wallst.com, they included poverty rates and median incomes in their calculations for the Top 20 you see here.

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