REPORT: Georgetown ranked 21st-safest city in Texas

Georgetown ranked 21st among the safest cities in Texas in a report.

Georgetown ranked 21st among the safest cities in Texas in a report.

Georgetown was ranked the 21st-safest city in Texas, according to BackgroundChecks.org's annual Safest Cities report.

Georgetown was also the only Austin-area city to be listed among the top 50 safest cities, according to the report.

BackgroundChecks.org is a free online directory and portal for accessing public records and running background checks as well as a resource to help visitors stay on top of public information, according to its website.

The Safest Cities report was compiled using a statistical calculation of every city’s latest violent crime rate, property crime rate and number of law-enforcement officers employed, according to the report. A total of 2,929 cities were analyzed in the report, filtering out any cities with populations of under 10,000, it said.

Read more about the report here.

Correction: A previous edition misstated Georgetown as only Central Texas city to make top 50 on the list but it is the only Austin-area city to make top 50 on the list.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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