Just finished reading the first chapter of 'America's receding future' by Ronald Segal. Written in the 60s it describes Dallas as the crime capital of America. With 10 murders per 100 000 people it was higher than New York or Los Angeles. Segal described the culture of vacant Dallas where money was the only important thing and culture patrons openly admitted they were only interested in classical music to get more money.
This is interesting considering that George W Bush sprent a lot of time in Dallas.