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Hutto is Ranked as the #1 Safest City in the Lone Star State

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Heard of Hutto? It’s located in Central Texas and is famous for its hippo statues, as well as pie that’s delicious as… well, pie! Now it’s ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in America, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. In 2018, Hutto had less than 100 total reported crimes, 11 of which were violent crimes while the remaining incidences pertained to property. For a town of approximately 25,000 locals, that success is just what is needed for a national ranking to take place. Hutto is also the only town in Texas noted on this listing of top 100 safest cities in America.

Hutto is Ranked as the #1 Safest City in the Lone Star State

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The town was established in 1876 and named after James Hutto, who allowed the International-Great Northern Railroad to build a station and pass through his land. The town is known as the “Hippo Capital of Texas” due to a local legend about an escaped circus hippo who settled into a nearby creek and the town’s adoption of the animal. Hippo-themed everything is available all around town. Can’t get enough happy hippo mania? Walk the self-guided hippo tour highlighting some of the 4,000 hippo statues in Hutto!

Hutto is Ranked as the #1 Safest City in the Lone Star State

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To create the listing of America’s safest cities, ranking numbers are pulled from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Uniform Crime Report, which began in 1929 and is a compilation of data reported to the FBI by local law enforcement agencies across the United States. Hutto employs 48 law enforcement employees and is considered part of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area. The population has increased almost 73% since 2000. If you love the hippos of Hutto, as well as close proximity to the Texas capital, be sure to add this town to your list of places to visit or live! Safety is in the numbers here.