In a recent scoring of the safest cities in Texas, Georgetown was ranked No. 3 for cities above 50,000 population. The ranking by SafeHome.org gave Georgetown an overall safety score of 86.49 on a 100-point scale.
The ranking also placed Georgetown at 62 among the safest cities in the U.S., which means that Georgetown is in the top 25th percentile in the U.S. among safe cities. Georgetown is one of only four cities in Texas to make it to the top 100 safest cities on the national level.
“Georgetown is a safe city for many reasons,” said Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero. “The men and women of the Georgetown Police Department are engaged with the community, and I’m proud of what they do every day help to keep us safe. Even more important though are the residents of Georgetown. There is a spirit here of helping each other, of protecting each other, and of taking care of each other. I think that spirit more than anything else makes Georgetown such a safe place to live.”
The safest cities rankings are based on FBI crime statistics, the police officer-to-population ratio in a city, crime trends, and demographic factors.
To see the full listing for Texas’s safest cities, go to www.safehome.org/safest-cities/tx.