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Brownsville, the safest metro in TexasBrownsville, the safest metro in Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=5132015-07-01T12:05:00Z2015-07-01T07:00:00Z

BROWNSVILLE - The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the state of Texas, according to FBI data released in January.

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 revealed that from the 24 Texas metro areas, ranked from most to least dangerous, Brownsville garnered the last spot at number 24.

The violent crime rate of the Brownsville MSA has been steadily decreasing for the past six years, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States Annual Report.

From 2008 to 2012, the Brownsville MSA has experienced a 39 percent decrease in violent crimes, making it one of the safest metros not only in Texas, but also in the U.S.

Also, visit the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 (PDF) to read the full report.

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