An analysis of FBI crime data by the website businessinsider.com has ranked Plano the third safety city in America. The city received the distinction for its low murder, rape and robbery rates. Plano’s murder rate, according to the website, is 92 percent below the national average. The robbery rate is 65 percent below average and the rape rate is 28 percent below average. Those numbers are for 2012, and crime is slightly lower so far in 2013.
Nine of the 20 safest cities are located in the Southwest, with another six located in California. (7/25/13)