For the second year in a row, the City of Garland received national recognition as one of the top 10 safest cities. According to Law Street Media, Garland is ranked ninth in the “Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000” in the United States.
Garland’s statistics show that the city has gotten even safer, with a five percent decrease in the overall violent crime rate. 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”.
“I’m very proud of the efforts of both the employees of the Garland Police Department and the citizens in our community who have worked hand-in-hand to make such a positive impact on crime in our city. Together, we’ve made a difference,” said Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates.
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. Fremont, CA 4. Santa Clarita, CA 5. Henderson, NV 6. Plano, TX 7. Scottsdale, AZ 8. Virginia Beach, VA 9. Garland, TX 10. Chandler, AZ