Iowa Park Named One of the Safest Cities in Texas
Nice to see someone from Wichita County make the list.
A new survey from SafeWise just came out for the 2019 safest cities in Texas. Before you get too excited about this list, they also say that Texas has slightly higher violent and property crime rates compared to national averages. However, the cities that made this list should not have to worry about that.
For instance, Iowa Park came in at number 47 this year. The only negative I see to this, Iowa Park moved down a lot from its 2018 rank. Last year, they were the 29th safest city in Texas. Their violent crime rate is 1.10 per 1,000 people and their property crime rate is 7.70 per 1,000 people. So Iowa Park residents, stand a little taller today by making this list. Be careful, if you drop 18 spots next year, you won't make the cut.
Kermit, Texas just west of Odessa took the number one spot this year. If you want to check out the full list, visit SafeWise.