McAllen– In a recent study conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company, the City of McAllen took the number seven spot among the safest cities in America.
According to SmartAsset, McAllen has one of the lowest crime rates of any city in the nation, with 122 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. The study was conducted looking at data on the largest 200 cities in the country.
McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez attributes the safety of the city to responsible citizenry and supportive city leadership.
“In protecting against crime, the first defense is always good, responsible and engaged citizens that take steps to protect themselves, their property and report suspicious activity,” Rodriguez said. “They are a criminal’s worst enemy. In McAllen, this is followed by a committed and supportive mayor, city commission and city management.”
Rodriguez also credits the personnel of the McAllen Police Department.
“The men and women of the McAllen Police Department are the best in South Texas. Together, these efforts are responsible for five back-to-back annual crime decreases and currently trending towards a sixth annual crime decrease,” Rodriguez said. “The McAllen crime rate is the lowest in 24 years. We thank our citizens, our city leadership and the outstanding men and women of the McAllen Police Department.”