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Posted on: January 31, 2019

MCTX Earns National Accolade for Safe Streets From Alarms.org

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The “Show Me City” is again being commended for its safe streets, earning the No. 30 rank in a list of 136 Texas cities rated by Alarms.org, the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security—an association of licensed alarm companies, installers, contractors and trade groups.

Alarms.org completed its 2019 “Safest Cities in Texas” rankings by reviewing the FBI’s latest “Uniform Crime Report” statistics for 7,639 communities with populations ranging from 7,639 to 4,007,147.

Missouri City is only one of two Fort Bend County municipalities to be featured by the online security resource; Stafford is the other and was ranked No. 87.

The website gave an overall nod to Texas for its commitment to public safety, noting that the Lone Star State’s crime statistics show its:

  • Violent crime is below the national average (3.38 crimes per 1,000 statewide versus 3.47 per 1,000 nationwide)
  • Property crime levels are also below the national average (24.97 per 1,000 statewide versus 40.43 per 1,000 nationwide)

As part of its commitment to assuring the City’s operations are in alignment with benchmark cities, MCTX officials also focused on the rankings of: Memorial Villages (Spring Valley Village, Piney Point Village, Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village and Hunters Creek Village), which ranked No. 1; West University, which ranked No. 7; Friendswood, which ranked No. 9; League City, which ranked No. 60 and Houston, which ranked No. 126.

To view the full report, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2TiDkvu.

The Alarms.org public safety accolade is a result of the Missouri City Police Department’s community partnerships, prevention initiatives and Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety program (DDACTS) that have helped to reduce crime to record lows citywide over the past five years.

“We are so proud of our Police Department and its unwavering commitment to serve and safeguard the residents and businesses in our great City that is rated one of America’s BEST places to live,” said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. “We are always working to deter crime using DDACTS and other innovative tools,” he added, noting that MCPD recently joined the “Neighbors” by Ring.

MCPD on Neighbors

The Neighbors App serves as a modern neighborhood watch program through which residents can report alerts digitally. “With MCPD joining the program, officers can now use this program as an additional resource to monitor crime within the City. Residents can download this app for free and it is also available with the Ring doorbell products,” Snipes said.

For more information on MCPD operations and programs, visit: www.missouricitypolice.org.

To learn more about the “Show Me City”, please watch the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX, Nextdoor and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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