Texas is and will always be home for me. There are not a lot of bad things you can say about the great state of Texas that I haven’t heard already. Maybe it’s just me being biased because I am a Texan, but when terrible events happen here, I just want people to remember that we are the Second largest state in the United States, with a population of 28.7 million people across 261,797 mi.². There's going to be a lot of crimes that take place here unfortunately, but that’s like any other state.

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If you decide to move to Texas or maybe relocate somewhere in the state, there are a couple of cities that, according to worldpopulationreview, you might want to avoid at all costs because they've been deemed dangerous.

To determine the most dangerous city in Texas, they looked at FBI data for violent crimes, property crimes, and overall crime rates per hundred thousand people.

A lot of times people think the larger cities are statistically more dangerous.  For a long time, Houston ranked number one as the worst city relative to its population.

But believe it or not, a much smaller town in Central Texas is, according to the numbers, just as, if not more, dangerous.



There’s a city just outside of Waco by the name of Bellmead.

In my experience, it's a very cute, quaint town, but the numbers say you shouldn't underestimate the danger if you find yourself there.

Isn't that weird to think about? Still, according to the numbers, there are 1,294 violent crimes per 100,000 residents and 6,196 property crimes per 100,000 residents, and Bellmead is (according to World Population Review, anyway) one of the 30 most dangerous cities in the U.S.

If you find yourself moving to or exploring Bellmead, keep an eye out for trouble.

What do you think? Do the numbers paint an accurate portrait of Bellmead, or have they got it all wrong? Tap the Chat button in our free app and let us know what you think.

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