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Posted on: September 9, 2019

MCTX Earns “Safe” City Recognition from Background


The “Show Me City” has been named one of the “Lone Star State’s safest communities” in a comprehensive study conducted by Background, using recent FBI crime statistics.


MCTX is one of only two Fort Bend County municipalities to be featured by the online resource, earning the No. 53 spot on the list of 141 Texas cities rated; Stafford is the other and was ranked No. 110. As part of the City’s commitment to assuring operations are in alignment with benchmark cities, officials also focused on the rankings of: Memorial Villages (independent municipalities west of downtown Houston that include Spring Valley Village, Piney Point Village, Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village and Hunters Creek Village), which ranked No. 1; West University Place, which ranked No. 6; Friendswood, which ranked No. 14; League City, which ranked No. 45; and Houston, which ranked No. 126.

To view the full report compiled by Background, an online database that individuals and organizations can use to search public records and conduct background checks, click on this link: Read more

This safety accolade is indicative of the SPIRIT (Service, Professionalism, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork) in the Police Department and Fire & Rescue Services, which has helped to reduce crime to record lows citywide and to engage citizens in prevention initiatives such as National Night Out: Learn more.

“The city’s award-winning public safety programs are among the best in the nation and our officers and firefighters always strive to provide excellent customer service to citizens, businesses and stakeholders,” said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. “This recognition showcases yet again why Missouri City is known as a safe, scenic community that is rated one of America’s BEST places to live, work, play and visit.”

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For more information about Missouri City, visit the City website:, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, 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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