We know better than anyone how crime is an increasing problem in the United States. We feel during these times we really need to ask ourselves, what are the states and cities doing that have a lower crime rate than the rest. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained in asking a question like that.
It’s like anything else in life, when you are looking for solutions to problems, you rarely need to re-invent the wheel, all you have to do is find someone that has been able to do successfully what you’re looking to do and replicate it.
While this is not always the case, there is generally a lot to be learned from other geographic locations with low crime rates. We have an office in El Paso, TX and I am very proud to say that El Paso has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. The following article on areavibes.com is complete with stats and graphs displaying El Paso crime vs other areas:
The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in El Paso, TX for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Texas as well as those across America as a whole. The El Paso, TX total amount of daily offenses is 1.38 times less than than the Texas average and 1.16 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in El Paso, TX is 1.10 times less than than the Texas average, and it is 1.01 times more than than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that El Paso, TX has a daily crime figure that is 1.42 times less than than the Texas average and 1.19 times less than than the daily national rate.
As I said before, we have an office in El Paso so I am extremely proud that the crime rate here is extremely low, even though it’s not exactly great for my line of business.
I’d like to think that all law officials combined with the citizens of El Paso are the reason for this low crime rate area. After all, this is not something that is solely caused by one individual or even a small group of individuals. It is a group effort and everyone living here should be extremely proud of themselves and the rest of the community.
What is suprising however, is the fact that El Paso and Juarez, Mexico are practically neighbors and the crime rate in both places are like night and day. The following videos talks more about the subject:
Why is the violent crime rate low in El Paso, Tx vs. Juarez, Mexico | Science Cafe
As we well know, El Paso and Juarez, Mexico might be neighbors but they are governed by two separate entities.
As far as myself and my family goes, we have lived in many many different places, El Paso included. I can safely say that it is one of my most favorite cities to have lived in. In fact, I would probably still be living there today if it weren’t for having opened up an office in Lubbock, Texas.
While we all agree that we feel safer and more comfortable living in a city with lower crime rates there also additional reasons lower crime rates should be a non-negotiable when choosing where you want to live and how it is actually key to a cities future:
We spill a lot of digital ink here on Treehugger insisting that dense, urban environments are crucial to the future of sustainable living. Lloyd has pointed out the numerous benefits to city living — it’s more efficient, less resource and energy intensive, and, since you’re walking more, healthier as well. Moving to a city is one of the surest ways to reduce your carbon burden. But there’s one key to unlocking all of the benefits on an even larger scale: People have to want to live in those cities. And in order for people to be attracted to city life, they have to perceive it as safe. Which is why the revelation that crime in cities has plummeted to the lowest levels in 40 years is some seriously good news for sustainability.Writing over at the Atlantic, Richard Florida parses the data released in the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report. “Crime — both property crime and violent crime — is down to its lowest level in 40 years, especially in America’s biggest cities,” he notes. On he goes…
As you can see it is infinitely important for a city to maintain a low crime rate and it is an absolutely huge achievement when a city can do as good a job as El Paso, Texas has done at it.
Bad as it might be for my particular line of work here at bail bonds bros I am absolutely elated to be able work in a community that holds itself to as high standards as El Paso.
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