According to the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report, Sulphur Springs is the 46th safest city in Texas in 2018. Compared to other nearby cities of similar size and larger, Sulphur Springs is one of the safest cities in Northeast Texas.
Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people.
Colleyville is the safest city in the state according to the report. Keller, Highland Village, Trophy Club, and Murphy are the top five. Colleyville, population 26,038, reported six (6) violent crimes or 0.23 per 1,000 population and 149 Property Crimes or 5.72 per 1,000, well before both state and national averages.
Locally, ranked 46th, Sulphur Springs, a city of 16,227, saw 29 violent crimes or 1.75 violent crimes per 1,000 in population and 252 property crimes or 15.53 per 1,000, during the report period.
Other cities of similar size and near Sulphur Springs ranked higher including Forney, 49th; Greenville, 147th; Kilgore, 159th; Mount Pleasant, 171st; Paris 197th; and Terrell, 206th.
Cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and those with populations fewer than 10,000 were not listed. The report was released Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association of home security professionals who advocate for home safety and community involvement.