Lubbock ranked as third most dangerous city in the U.S. for 2021

Published: Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:35 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock is listed as the third most dangerous city in the U.S. for 2021, according to a nationwide study conducted by SafeWise.

The study focuses on rates of violent crime and property crime using FBI data. The research looked at every metro area in the U.S. with a population of at least 300,000.

While Lubbock ranked high in violent crime and property crime rates, study authors note is has the fewest murders of any of the top 10 most dangerous cities. They report property crimes victimized one in 25 people in Lubbock last year.

The Lubbock Police Department released the 2020 annual report back in June. Police blame the rise in violence on lockdowns leading to domestic disputes.

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To see the full report, click here.

Corpus Christi also made the top 10 at number seven, the only other Texas city to do so.

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