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  • Overall score: 86.35
  • Violent crime rate: 152.5 per 100,000 people
  • Property crime rate: 1,764.7 per 100,000 people
  • Accidental death rate: 33.7 per 100,000 people
  • Binge drinking rate: 16.7% of adults
  • Smoking rate: 12.1% of adults

A member of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Plano is a frequent destination for business travelers. Its status as a business center, widespread affluence, and the presence of a local neighborhood watch program all help make it one of the safest neighborhoods in the country. Just 5.1 percent of the population falls below the poverty level, and compared with many other entries on this list, there is almost no violent crime, making it one of the best cities in the nation for professionals with young families.

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