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FBI stats show border cities among safest, McAllen at the Lead

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Data: FBI. (Table includes the eight largest communities on the U.S.-Mexico border, and eight other U.S. cities similar in population and demographics.) Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

U.S. communities along the Mexico border are among the safest in America, with some border cities holding crime rates well below the national average, according to FBI statistics gathered by Axios race and justice reporter Russell Contreras.

•        From Brownsville, Texas, to San Diego, safe border cities have majority-Hispanic populations and poverty rates above the national average.

•           An Axios analysis of crime data from 11 border communities found that all had a lower violent crime rate than Sioux Falls, S.D.

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