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The Brownsville Metropolitan Statistical Area has been recognized as the safest metro in the state of Texas, according to FBI data released in January.

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 revealed that from the 24 Texas metro areas, ranked from most to least dangerous, Brownsville garnered the last spot at number 24.

The violent crime rate of the Brownsville MSA has been steadily decreasing for the past 6 years, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States Annual Report. From 2008 to 2012, the Brownsville MSA has experienced a 39 percent decrease in violent crimes, making it one of the safest metros not only in Texas, but also in the U.S.

“Brownsville is a safe place to be. If you ask most people if they feel safe walking down the street, the majority will say yes,” Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez told the Brownsville Herald in a recent interview.

A safe community provides a vibrant environment for many aspects of the city, including recreation, health and economic development.

Last year, Brownsville became one of 10 cities in the U.S. and the only city in Texas to receive the All-America City award. This award given by the National Civic League recognizes communities for successfully addressing pressing challenges such as housing, government innovation, job development, educational improvement and neighborhood revitalization.

The pro-business environment has helped Brownsville be recognized by WalletHub.com as one of the best cities to start a business and one of the most recession recovered communities in the U.S.

Recent investments in Brownsville, valued at over $600 million, include SpaceX’ construction of the world’s first vertical rocket launch site. According to Elon Musk, founder of the company, the capital investment for this project exceeds $100 million.

Other important projects in Brownsville include Hunt Consolidated investing $200 million in infrastructure enhancements, and the Broe Group development of a 1,200 acre industrial park adjacent to the Port of Brownsville.

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