See Which Texas Cities Made the List

Based on a population of at least 50,000

Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.

Texas is a popular destination for travel and residency because it has so much to offer when it comes to variety of places to see, the abundant job opportunities, the affordable living expenses, and much more! San Antonio’s Spectacular River Walk is a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the view, get some fresh air, and do some shopping. If you’re into nature, you may like the Big Bend National Park in the southwestern part of the state. Just about anything you want to see or do, you can do in Texas. With that said, it comes as no surprise that so many people love to be here! To top it all off, Texas is home to many safe cities in the United States. Let’s take a look at a few that made our list!

Of the 65 safest cities in Texas, 24 of them have a Safety Score of at least 80. Some of the larger cities also made it to the list but have a lower score naturally because of denser populations. Flower Mound is Texas’ safest city according to our list, with an impressive score of 90.42. In 2010, the population of Flower Mound was almost 65,000 which is a relatively good amount in relation to its safety score. Just northwest is Dallas, one of the state’s biggest cities with well over 1 million people as of 2014. Dallas is the 45th safest city in Texas according to our list, with a score of 70.85. Again, not too bad considering its large population! The State Capitol, Austin, is another large city with a good safety score of 70.3.

The other cities that made it higher up in the list include Allen (88.02), Georgetown (86.49), Mansfield (85.48), and Cedar Park (85.26). These cities are located in the suburban areas of the state with smaller populations. Overall though, Texas is a very safe place to be. Even in areas that are densely populated, the crime rates are on the lower end compared to other states. 4 of the state’s safest cities made it to the top 100 safest cities on the national level. These include Flower Mound (10), Allen (40), Georgetown (62), and Mansfield (96). If you are looking to be situated in a state that’s pretty safe with ample opportunities and things to see, you won’t go wrong with Texas.


1 Top 5th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 90.42

Flower Mound, TX

70,894 575 34 -1.9% 506 -22.7%

2 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 88.02

Allen, TX

96,642 554 80 6.5% 1,041 -10.3%

3 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 86.49

Georgetown, TX

62,264 536 87 n/a 770 n/a

4 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.47

Mansfield, TX

63,684 n/a 58 -4.4% 972 1.4%

5 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.28

Pflugerville, TX

56,240 n/a 76 22.1% 831 -4.4%

6 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 85.08

Cedar Park, TX

66,724 595 109 55.3% 916 -9.4%

7 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 84.61

Sugar Land, TX

88,810 515 83 -19.7% 1,470 0.6%

8 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 84.6

Frisco, TX

152,678 660 139 11.4% 2,379 -11.8%

9 Top 25th Percentile in U.S.
Safety Score: 84.56

Rowlett, TX

58,933 571 112 48.2% 871 8.4%

10
Safety Score: 83.6

League City, TX

97,172 n/a 88 -14.3% 1,767 -6.6%

11
Safety Score: 83.49

Plano, TX

282,968 495 433 -7.4% 5,091 -8.9%

12
Safety Score: 83.42

McKinney, TX

163,406 735 265 9.7% 2,677 -11.5%

13
Safety Score: 83.14

Missouri City, TX

72,879 555 148 14.2% 1,268 6.1%

14
Safety Score: 82.55

Round Rock, TX

115,955 n/a 153 5.7% 2,230 -1.4%

15
Safety Score: 82.48

Richardson, TX

111,008 454 167 -11.1% 2,225 -11.9%

16
Safety Score: 82.34

Euless, TX

54,188 n/a 78 20.7% 1,092 -13.4%

17
Safety Score: 82.15

Grapevine, TX

51,962 399 72 14.3% 1,089 -10.9%

18
Safety Score: 81.55

Pearland, TX

106,850 596 164 1.5% 2,180 1.6%

19
Safety Score: 81.23

El Paso, TX

686,077 542 2,515 -6.6% 13,133 -10.6%

20
Safety Score: 80.67

Grand Prairie, TX

187,901 512 461 -5.7% 4,089 -13%

21
Safety Score: 80.55

North Richland Hills, TX

69,849 383 128 4.3% 1,615 2.4%

22
Safety Score: 80.43

Carrollton, TX

130,676 656 196 16.2% 2,871 1.5%

23
Safety Score: 80.21

Mission, TX

83,552 441 85 -12.3% 2,025 -17.5%

24
Safety Score: 80.07

Lewisville, TX

104,741 486 243 17.7% 2,390 -5.7%

25
Safety Score: 79.76

Pharr, TX

76,576 452 174 -41.8% 1,807 -26.2%

26
Safety Score: 79.02

College Station, TX

105,855 556 234 17.5% 2,455 0.5%

27
Safety Score: 78.99

Denton, TX

131,194 615 296 -16.6% 3,144 -0.6%

28
Safety Score: 78.85

Irving, TX

236,465 468 469 -10.2% 6,041 -5.9%

29
Safety Score: 76.86

Midland, TX

132,625 622 419 -1.2% 3,381 -0.6%

30
Safety Score: 76.52

DeSoto, TX

52,609 n/a 168 13% 1,454 -18.9%

31
Safety Score: 76.28

Pasadena, TX

154,986 454 632 5.9% 4,273 -8.6%

32
Safety Score: 75.65

San Marcos, TX

62,919 455 214 7% 1,801 -7.5%

33
Safety Score: 75.22

New Braunfels, TX

68,641 n/a 175 -9.5% 2,058 -7.8%

34
Safety Score: 75.15

McAllen, TX

140,593 348 152 -17.5% 4,637 -7.9%

35
Safety Score: 74.35

Garland, TX

237,593 510 709 9.5% 7,491 -3.1%

36
Safety Score: 73.6

Killeen, TX

140,497 407 868 1.7% 4,038 -14.9%

37
Safety Score: 73.09

Harlingen, TX

66,122 n/a 199 35.7% 2,188 5.8%

38
Safety Score: 72.94

Bryan, TX

82,050 482 363 3.8% 2,573 -1.4%

39
Safety Score: 72.01

Laredo, TX

256,280 476 972 -2.5% 8,639 -12.7%

40
Safety Score: 71.8

Conroe, TX

68,197 423 229 5.1% 2,437 4.2%

41
Safety Score: 71.7

Baytown, TX

77,145 370 233 -4.4% 2,876 -10%

42
Safety Score: 71.24

Victoria, TX

66,988 464 334 -3% 2,252 -3.1%

43
Safety Score: 71.18

Arlington, TX

387,565 n/a 1,946 3.7% 13,346 -2%

44
Safety Score: 70.97

Temple, TX

71,780 424 157 -11.2% 2,702 10.5%

45
Safety Score: 70.85

Dallas, TX

1,301,977 321 9,038 4.4% 44,791 -4.2%

46
Safety Score: 70.69

Wichita Falls, TX

105,186 383 406 -4.9% 3,821 -10.5%

47
Safety Score: 70.5

Fort Worth, TX

829,731 414 4,359 n/a 29,752 n/a

48
Safety Score: 70.43

Galveston, TX

50,065 n/a 224 -14.4% 1,818 -13.4%

49
Safety Score: 70.3

Austin, TX

938,728 409 3,497 -6% 35,399 -9%

50
Safety Score: 69.66

Corpus Christi, TX

324,326 499 2,092 -1.7% 11,240 -21.6%

51
Safety Score: 68.95

Mesquite, TX

145,569 481 483 10.9% 5,921 0.5%

52
Safety Score: 68.95

Waco, TX

131,413 398 695 19.3% 4,913 -3%

53
Safety Score: 68.52

Tyler, TX

102,481 437 395 n/a 4,086 n/a

54
Safety Score: 68.15

Brownsville, TX

184,941 n/a 502 -10.8% 7,656 1.2%

55
Safety Score: 67.68

San Angelo, TX

100,356 539 354 6.9% 4,089 6%

56
Safety Score: 65.13

Abilene, TX

121,764 439 613 6.4% 5,354 -0.7%

57
Safety Score: 64.57

Odessa, TX

118,606 575 1,228 10.1% 4,541 3.2%

58
Safety Score: 64.33

Port Arthur, TX

54,557 338 328 -4.5% 2,434 13.4%

59
Safety Score: 63.6

Beaumont, TX

117,635 n/a 1,088 3.9% 4,840 -12.3%

60
Safety Score: 63.6

Edinburg, TX

85,137 429 365 19.3% 4,070 -10.9%

61
Safety Score: 63.1

Houston, TX

2,275,221 345 21,994 -2.5% 100,053 -6.3%

62
Safety Score: 62.46

Amarillo, TX

198,770 506 1,278 -5.4% 9,269 -1.3%

63
Safety Score: 61.35

Longview, TX

81,842 444 422 54.8% 4,063 37.8%

64
Safety Score: 60.69

San Antonio, TX

1,463,586 539 8,594 8.9% 73,611 -7.2%

65
Safety Score: 58.13

Lubbock, TX

247,271 488 2,391 12.2% 12,378 14%

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