Here in Texas we often brag about being the biggest and having the biggest of everything. Looks like among the ten largest cities in the United States, we have the biggest crime rates.
Of the ten largest cities, Dallas, Texas is NUMBER ONE, with the rate of one crime for every 11.79 residents; San Antonio is third, one for every 14.12 residents; and Houston is fourth, one for every 14.17 residents. Phoenix, Arizona squeaked in just ahead of San Antonio to grab second place, with one crime for every 14.10 residents. Maybe if we work at it really hard we can have the top three positions next year! :-p
Surprisingly perhaps to some, of the largest cities in the U.S., New York was the safest, with one crime for every 37 residents.
Henderson Daily News, Tuesday 19 Sept 2006, p. 1; See also New York the safest big U.S. city