Houston is a major destination for vacationers, and many of the properties on the pricey lists there are located within walking distance of major attractions.
But a new study by Real Capital Analytics found that some of the priciest Houston neighborhoods are also some of its most dangerous, with the highest rates of home violence, homicide and robbery.
The report, which focuses on Houston’s south and southwest, found that the highest rate of violent crimes occurred in areas within three miles of major shopping centers, and in parts of the city that were home to major retail centers.
The cities with the second-highest rates of violence were Houston’s north and west side, which includes areas such as South Point and the West End.
In Houston, the average number of homicides per 100,000 residents was nearly 10, with robbery the second highest, at nearly 14.
Houston has one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation.
It’s the worst violence in Houston, according to Real Capital, which analyzed data from the Houston Police Department, the Houston County District Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Houston office and the Houston Chronicle.
It was also the second lowest rate of home-invasion robberies per 100 people.
Real Capital says the study shows that Houston’s downtown area is the safest place in the city.
But there are some areas within the city’s core where violence is more concentrated.
The Houston area has seen the highest increase in home-vandalism in the country.
According to the FBI, violent crimes committed against a person or property in Houston increased by 6 percent between 2013 and 2015.
In 2016, that number reached an all-time high of 11,566.
Violent crime is not limited to downtown.
A survey by the Houston Association of Realtors showed that about 3,400 homes in the area of Cypress Creek, in the southwest part of the Houston area, had been vandalized in 2016.
And the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce reports that the area has the highest crime rates of the cities and counties in the Houston metro area.
Real Property Advisors, a real estate firm, says the high number of crime in the downtown area reflects the city being home to some of Houston’s largest employers, such as restaurants, hotels and the law enforcement community.
It also reflects that Houston has a high rate of population growth and the city is rapidly becoming a larger metropolitan area.
The city has about 9.5 million residents, according the U.S. Census Bureau, which places the population of Houston at 9,832,664.
Houston is also the largest city in Texas with about 1.5 billion residents.