In a recent report, ranked Leander no. 26 among its 50 safest cities in Texas for 2017.

To identify safe cities, reviewed the most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation crime report statistics and 2015 population data from Texas cities with more than 10,000 in population. Cities were then organized based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1000 people, on average.

Leander has been ranked a top-50 safest city by for four consecutive years.