Local Town Among Safest in U.S.


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Flower Mound has been named the safest place to live in Texas, according to a report by GoodHire.

GoodHire, a background-check service, compiled a list of the safest place in each state based on analyzed FBI crime data. Limited to cities with a population of at least 30,000 or more, the list highlighted cities with the least amount of property crime, violent crime, and society crime, according to the company.

Each location was ranked by its rate of offenses per 1,000 people for each of the three offense types. GoodHire noted that Little Elm, Texas, is one of three places in America with the lowest property crime rates.

According to GoodHire, “Understanding this data can reveal geographical crime trends that may be helpful to businesses as they look to hire employees, purchase or lease office space, and make other important corporate decisions.”

Sometimes, all that glitters isn’t gold, however. For starters, Florida and Alaska are not on the list — though with the lack of sunlight in the winter, and the absence of darkness in the summer, maybe GoodHire should be forgiven for forgetting the latter.

Therefore, the “Safest Place” data lists the safest place to live in most of the U.S., one per state, giving each city an independent score from 1 to 11 — 1 being the best score, 11 the worst — in the categories of state violent crime, state property crime, and state society crime ranks.

The totals were never arrived at for each spot, leaving the data somewhat murky about the single safest city in America. The Dallas Express tallied up the GoodHire scores and found that Flower Mound finished last of 48 locations with a score of 17, four points worse than Carmel Town in New York.

A total of 15 state-city combos scored perfect scores of three. Carmel Town was the only city besides Flower Mound to score an 11 for society crime rank. The next highest score in that category was a 6, earned by Zionsville, Indiana.

GoodHire did not respond to questions from The Dallas Express — including what happened to Alaska — and neither Flower Mound Mayor Derek France nor his office has responded for comment at the time of publication. The full GoodHire list can be viewed here.

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