McAllen most unsafe city in America?


POSTED: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:54pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:01am

McAllen residents say they are least likely to feel safe walking at night.  

That's according to a Gallup poll

Less than half - 48.5 percent - of people in McAllen said they would feel safe walking alone at night. McAllen is the only city in the country with less than half who say they feel safe. 

But according to the statistics, the City of Palms is below average with violent incidents. 

In 2012, McAllen had 319 violent incidents per hundred thousand residents, according to an article by 24/7 Wall St

"I think it's a safe place," Edinburg resident Blanca Cardenas said. "The police in the Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, McAllen, Donna and Alamo, they are doing a very good job and we never have any problems. Like big problems, no. It's safe.


"I do believe it's very, very safe," McAllen resident Aynne Quilantan said. "In the sense that I've personally gone bike riding myself... It helps you to be around certain people. You know, have your safe group with you." 

The next closest city with fearful residents is Yakima, Washington.  51.3 percent of Yakima's residents say they feel unsafe walking alone at night. 


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