McALLEN/BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) – F.B.I. data ranked border cities, McAllen and Brownsville as one of the “safest cities in the country.”

The City of Brownsville ranks in the Top 10 whereas the City of McAllen ranks in the Top 20, according to 2019 data.

Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda credits the community for their recognition, “We are the community, the community is us. We have to give them all the credit in the world for accomplishing the statistics.”

McAllen showed a low violent and property crime rate compared to past years says McAllen Chief of Police, Victor Rodriguez.

“We recorded our lowest crime in thirty-five years,” said Rodriguez. “We have a city commission that is very dedicated to making public safety number one on their agenda.”

Having state, local and federal agencies work together has attributed to keeping the crime rate low, added Rodriguez.