LEAGUE CITY — League City is the 68th safest city in America, according to a study of more than 430 cities by a Washington D.C. press.

The safest city in Texas was Allen, according to the study. League City was only a few spots below as the seventh safest city in the state.

The study ranked the cities using 2011 FBI data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.

The study was conducted by CQ Press, which published its yearly City Crime Rankings reference book in January. The book ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the country with populations greater than 75,000.

League City, Galveston County’s largest city, was the only city in the county to make the list. The city’s 2011 population was 84,856, according to the United States Census Bureau. This was the first year League City was included in the study.

“I’m extremely proud of the work our police department does to keep our residents, visitors and property safe,” said League City Mayor Tim Paulissen.

One of the reasons people choose to live and do business in League City is because of its safety, he said.

“Our police department strives to be proactive and to educate citizens to help prevent crimes before they happen,” said League City Police Chief Michael Kramm.

Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-683-5314 or chris.gonzalez@galvnews.com.

(6) comments

Lars Faltskog

Suburgatory is what I'd see it as "top". Isn't this the community with the city council member who opened his big trap and said that disabled people in LC don't need buses to transport to doctors, etc...and that they're just better off moving to Galveston?

I wonder what national rank LC has in the category of "exclusionary city"?

Marine One

Take a break, Lars. Sounds like maybe your jealous because apparently you reside in and pay taxes in Galveston - now the gutter of the county...

Lars Faltskog

Well, BOI - on the contrary. I'm proud of my city. The entire sprawl of LC doesn't have the charm that Galveston holds in its little pinkee. Now, y'all can go congregate to one of the many boring local chain restaurants in your environs to reminisce about the "good ol' days", and how the 47% minorities and their liberal followers today (with their Pres) are ruining the blessed US of A.

Steve Fouga

Lars, I live in G-Town too. Moved here because of its charm. Think how good it would be if Galveston were safe as well as charming. Wonder why it's not. I know it isn't because of Obama, but it IS because of something.

Sparky Garcia

Could it be because League City has the highest number of CHL's issued per population of any other city in Texas? I think so......crooks like locations where they are the armed majority.

Lars Faltskog

Well, FGarcia -
If we followed the logic you presented in your above post, then New York City's declining gun-related homicides is because of some unknown reason.

NYC has much less per capita gun ownership, strict gun laws. Why aren't the crooks taking advantage of all the hapless non-armed toy dog walking New Yorkers?

These types of "so-and-so places are safe city" articles are written in extreme non-scientific, non-researched fashion. They should be taken with a grain of salt. Weekly, there is a GDN police report story that involves a burglary/robbery with armed robber in LC, Dickinson - and other Galveston County bedroom cities. Y'all don't kid yourselves. The crooks case out the more affluent folks in suburbia (esp. elderly), follow their patterns, and go in for the spoils.

Less conspicuous folks who don't appear so affluent have less to offer these thieves, plus the more lower class and less affluent have odd working hours. Thieves commonly do their work in mid-morning to late afternoon - when the rich folks are out making their six-figures. Again, stay safe. If someone appears to be following you behind you as you try to run into your driveway in suburbia, don't park at home yet - circle the block and call the police at a location where people are still congregating.

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