The City of Plano was recently ranked as the safest city in North Texas with a population over 100,000, the 6th safest city in the state of Texas, and the 63rd safest city in the nation according to Washington-based CQ Press (formerly the Morgan Quitno Press).
In their 16th Annual “Safest City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America,” the CQ Press Safest City Award is based on a city’s rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. Each crime category is considered separately and weighted based on its seriousness. All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings. In this year’s survey, 393 cities were considered for the award. (12/02/09)