Plano #2 Safest 'Big City' in the United States


Population: 275,364

On the northern side of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area lies Plano. Like Irvine, the city is an affluent suburb and home to many big name corporate headquarters. Only violent crime is notably higher here, though still very low, with only one murder and 78 assault cases reported annually per 100,000 residents.

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