In a recent study conducted by wallethub.com, Plano was found to be the safest city in all Texas. A Dallas Morning News article from October 11 reports,
“Only one Texas city — Plano — made the top-50 list of safest cities in the nation, according to a new study by WalletHub.com, a personal finance website.
Plano was ranked 16th, making it the safest city in Texas.
The study compared more than 180 cities across 44 key safety indicators. The study also examined three key areas: Home and community safety, natural disaster risk and financial safety. Some of the factors within these areas were the number of COVID-19 deaths and cases, the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated, crime stats, unemployment rate, median credit score, and natural disaster risks.”
The study was made according to a metric-grade system. A CBSDFW article from October 11 reports,
“Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of safety.
“We then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample. In determining our sample, we considered only the city proper in each case, excluding cities in the surrounding metro area,” WalletHub explained in its report.”
Plano City Mayor John Muns who has been living in Plano for a long time wasn’t surprised as he revealed that they were continuously making Plano’s security as the top priority according to a Local Profile article from October 13. They say,
“I believe Plano has been awarded one of the safest cities in America because we have made it a priority to make sure the first responders have the resources to be successful,” Muns said during his candidacy. “We need to continue to provide resources to our first responders for development, training and education to make sure they have what they need to be responsive to all of our residents to keep us safe and secure.”
For a more detailed and comprehensive view of the study, WalletHub’s website is open for viewing.