The City of Garland received national recognition when Law Street released its annual ranking of the top 10 safest cities. According to the Law Street news release, Garland is ranked ninth in the “Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000” in the United States.
Law Street attributes the City of Garland’s public safety success to a “variety of community programs, including Neighborhood Crime Watch and Crime Stoppers.” Law Street further states, “It is primarily the community-oriented population that helps keep the city (of Garland) safe for its residents.”
Law Street’s Crime Team used the FBI’s four major violent crime categories – murders, aggravated assaults, robberies, and forcible rapes – to create a standard measure of violent-crimes-per-100,000. This allows year-to-year and city-to-city comparisons.
According to Law Street, the top 10 safest cities with populations more than 200,000 are:
1. Irvine, CA 2. Gilbert, AZ 3. Plano, TX 4. Fremont, CA 5. Scottsdale, AZ 6. Henderson, NV 7. Virginia Beach, VA 8. Irving, TX 9. Garland, TX 10. Chula Vista, CA