TEXAS – Texas border cities such as El Paso, Laredo and Brownsville appeared on Wallet Hub’s list of the safest cities in the United States, highlighting aspects such as finances, assaults and deaths per capita, as well as natural disaster risks, among other indicators.
To determine where Americans may feel safest, in more ways than one, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities on 41 key safety indicators that also covered the unemployment rate and percentage of uninsured population.
The top-ranked Texas border city on the list was Laredo, which ranked 11th. The city achieved an overall score of 82.98, excelling in areas such as community safety and housing, financial security and low risk of natural disasters, according to the report.
Brownsville was also recognized as one of the safest cities in the United States in 2023. This means that people who live and visit there can feel very safe, said the City Council, which also noted that a great job has been done to make sure everyone is safe. Police officers and community members work together to keep the town a peaceful place to live.
El Paso ranked 125th, the lowest scoring Texas border (71.61). The agency noted that security threats in the United States come in many forms, from public health crises and natural disasters to mass shootings and traffic accidents, which can make people feel unsafe.
Aside from the types of risks that can cause bodily injury or other physical damage, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, foregoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways to be at risk. A big concern for many people right now is the cost of inflation, which threatens Americans’ financial security.