Laredo has been named one of the safest cities in Texas, according to a recently-released report from Safety.com According to the report, Laredo has been named as the eighth safest city in the state, above cities such as Dallas, Austin, Waco and Houston. The small North Texas town of […]
Laredo has been named one of the safest cities in Texas, according to a recently-released report from Safety.com
According to the report, Laredo has been named as the eighth safest city in the state, above cities such as Dallas, Austin, Waco and Houston. The small North Texas town of Wylie, which is a suburb of Dallas, took the top place on the ranking.
However, taking population into account, Laredo is the highest ranked city with a population above 200k and the second above 100k.
Safety.com serves as a dedicated resource to safety, with its team of writers and editors researching safety providers, products, services and news.
To compile the rankings, the website took into account public safety data such as crime rates and socioeconomic factors such as the cost of living to generate a combined safety ranking comprised of a public and financial safety metric.
Laredo ranked high in both lists, coming in at second in financial safety and 11th in public safety. The full methodology for the ranking can be read at safety.com/safest-cities-methodology.
According to the website, the economic data they used was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau, coming from their 2019 report. Respectively, crime data was sourced from FBI Crime and Hate Crime reports for the same year.
The study also provided data on the State of Texas, with the state ranking 14th out of 50 states in Natural Disaster Safety and 34th in Health Safety.
And though Laredo's place on the Safety.com report is uplifting as far as its place in Texas, another report on safety issued by WalletHub has put the news in perspective as it comes to Texas' reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, WalletHub released a report ranking the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas ranked 31st in the study, with a total score of 50.92 in its safety metric. The score was based on a variety of factors, including the rate of vaccinations, positives, hospitalizations, deaths and transmissions throughout the state.