Is Lewisville Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On June 27, 2024
Lewisville, United States
Safety Index:
80
* Based on Research & Crime Data

Lewisville, Texas, is a vibrant city with a rich history and a thriving community.

Located in the northwest corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, it offers a blend of small-town charm, lake life, and urban amenities.

The city’s roots trace back to the early 1840s when settlers began to establish homesteads.

Initially known as Holford’s Prairie, it was renamed in honor of Basdeal Lewis, who contributed significantly to its development.

Lewisville’s growth surged with the arrival of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad in 1881, transforming it into a significant agricultural hub.

The construction of Lewisville Lake in the 1950s further spurred development, providing flood control, water supply, and recreational opportunities.

Today, the 29,000-acre lake remains a central feature, attracting visitors for boating, fishing, and picnicking.

It’s known as the “Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas.”

Modern Lewisville boasts a diverse and dynamic economy supported by sectors such as education, retail, and technology.

The city is home to numerous parks and green spaces.

You also get the Old Town Lewisville experience, holding onto history mixed with modern restaurants and shops.

After a day at the lake, you’re just 30 miles from the nightlife of Dallas or Fort Worth.

Warnings & Dangers in Lewisville

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK: LOW

There's a low risk in Lewisville but a few safety concerns to address about the lake. It's also close to many of the best attractions in other North Texas cities.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW

The DART system from Dallas has a commuter rail line through Lewisville, but you can also look at the Denton County Transportation Authority (DART) to see if that suits your needs. Taxis, rideshares, and rental cars are widely available. You can even rent a boat! All options are a low risk.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK: LOW

About five pickpockets or purse snatchings happen each year, looking back at five years of crime data. The risk is low, but whatever you do, don't leave your purse in the car thinking it's safer there. There's an exponentially greater chance of a car being broken into.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM

This is a medium risk, especially when it comes to lake activities. Severe storms can produce large hail, flash flooding, and tornadoes. That risk is magnified in spring. Extreme heat and wildfires are other concerns. All risks come with plenty of advance notice, but you need to keep an eye on the forecast.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK: LOW

The robbery rate in 2023 was 42% lower than the national average. The risk gets even lower knowing that just 10% of those thefts are highway robberies, also known as muggings. This is another low risk.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK: LOW

The risk is low as Lewisville is largely a dense suburban area, but being part of a major population center like the Metroplex raises the risk slightly. Police ask for everyone to report suspicious activity to prevent any possible incidents.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK: LOW

Check local law enforcement social media sites for the latest scams. The police department's website has a section about how to avoid fraud and scams. Most scams here will target locals, so the risk is low.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW

Women have no additional reason to be concerned beyond basic safety steps. You should never go hiking or boating alone, and if you must, be sure to let someone know where you're going and when you plan to return.

Tap Water Risk

TAP WATER RISK: LOW

The U.S. has strict standards for tap water per the Safe Water Drinking Act. Communities are required to provide a Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) once a year by July 1. The 2023 Water Quality Report shows full compliance and no violations.

Safest Places to Visit in Lewisville

VisitLewsiville.com is the city’s official tourism website.

You can download a free digital tourist guide without having to give personal information.

Since the city has so many events, it’s worth it to follow them on Facebook @VisitLewisvilleTexas.

Download the Visit Lewisville TX app to help plan your trip.

Lewisville Lake is also referred to as Lake Lewisville.

This expansive reservoir is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking.

With more than 230 miles of shoreline between 29,000 acres, there’s room for everyone.

Instead of just one park, several parks line the jagged shoreline.

A great website to review is lake-lewisville.org, where you can find more information.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) is a natural preserve on the south end of the lake offering hiking trails, bird-watching, kayaking, and educational programs focused on conservation and wildlife.

Within the preserve, you can explore the prairie, forests, and wetlands.

Explore on your own or book a guided hike.

Be sure to wear bug spray.

Take time to explore Old Town Lewisville, which isn’t as kitschy as it might sound.

This charming main street exudes Texas charm without giving Old West vibes.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and walk the green spaces, tour historic properties, or have a nice dinner.

If you’re into the Old West stuff, visit during Lewisville Western Days.

Check out the Instagram for Old Town @otlewisville to get a weekly roundup of events.

A growing number of displays are easy to find with a Public Art in Lewisville map.

Performance venues like ballet, symphony and reparatory theater have shows year-round.

ICompete Experience is a pour-your-own beer bar with virtual reality games and sports.

Play soccer, golf, and baseball all in the climate-controlled comfort of an expansive 30,000-square-foot space.

Places to Avoid in Lewisville

The closer you stay to Highland Village or Flower Mound, the safer you’ll be, at least by crime distribution standards.

That said, there aren’t neighborhoods that are too dangerous to visit.

While the lake is one of the biggest attractions here, it can also be the most dangerous if you aren’t prepared.

In the past 20 years, Lewisville Lake has seen 87 accidental deaths.

It ranks as one of the most dangerous lakes in the state.

In fact, on one July 2023 weekend, three people drowned.

Before you go to the lake, check with park officials to see if the swimming areas are open.

There’s a fine balance here because lake levels that are too high and too low can cause safety concerns.

Also, you should know that there’s a place called Party Cove in Lake Lewisville, over by Tower Bay Park.

As the name suggests, this is a place to party in boats, and it might not be the best environment for kids or those seeking a relaxing lake day.

If you do want to party in Party Cove, be sure the boat drive stays sober.

Wear a life vest at all times, just in case.

Safety Tips for Traveling to Lewisville

  1. Lewisville does have a local police department. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram or X (Twitter) @LewisvillePD. Call (972) 219-3600 if you have specific safety questions.
  2. The police department posts monthly crime statistics on its website. You can review these for the latest crime totals, as I can only provide the most recent calendar year. While you’re there, review the Crime Prevention and Safety Tips section.
  3. Another way to track crime is by using the Community Crime Map. This interactive program has the most up-to-date public data available. For example, you might want to search for car break-ins within a mile of your hotel.
  4. If you see suspicious activity or get information about a crime after the fact, call the Tip Line at 972-219-8477 (TIPS). You can also email crimetips@cityoflewisville.com. You are welcome to remain anonymous.
  5. Sign up for Lewisville Citizen Alerts to get urgent information about severe weather or public safety hazards. It’s important to keep an eye on these since severe weather can be quite devastating here.
  6. The city has tornado sirens and lighting-detecting sirens. If you review the emergency management section of the city’s website, you can hear what these sirens sound like. If you are outside when lightning is detected, seek shelter indoors until 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.
  7. Fishing requires a license from the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife. You need to carry this license with you at all times while fishing, including if you are on a charter fishing boat. While you’re there, review the boating rules if you plan to rent a boat.
  8. Major interstates around Lewisville are toll roads, and you can learn more about how to pay the tolls, what they cost, and how to sign up at the NTTA website.
  9. If you need help and are in an area without good mobile service, try texting 911. Use the text message-only function (no videos) for the best chances of the text going through, and be as descriptive as possible. This should only be used as a last resort or if you’re in a situation where calling 911 and speaking out loud would create a greater safety hazard. One example of this would be if there’s a shelter-in-place order.
  10. When parking, don’t block any part of a sidewalk, even if you’re in a driveway that includes a section of sidewalk. As part of the Neighborhood Parking Enforcement Project, residents and law enforcement are working together to keep the sidewalks clear for those walking, using wheelchairs, or pushing strollers.

So... How Safe Is Lewisville Really?

The violent crime rate is 44% lower than the state average and 40% lower than the national average.

About 36% of all violent crimes happen against strangers, leaving most crimes between people who know each other.

Another positive sign for a tourist is that 55% of all violent crimes happen in private homes.

The theft rate is 18% higher than the national average.

That number is raised by car break-ins and car accessory thefts, which account for 42% of all thefts over the past five years.

About one in four thefts is related to shoplifting.

Car thefts are a major problem across Texas, and in Lewisville, about eight happen each week on average.

That’s about 34 a month.

Since most of the hotels in Lewisville are right off the interstate, it might feel like there’s safety in numbers.

On the flip side, there’s also a risk that if a group of thieves is just going from car to car or door to door looking for a crime of opportunity, they are going to choose a very crowded place with more options.

Safety in Lewisville really comes down to smart personal safety steps and common sense.

Wear a life vest at the lake, and don’t swim beyond your physical limits.

Lock your car and bring personal items inside.

Don’t go to neighborhood parties with a stranger you just met at a bar.

Avoid getting baited into road rage.

You get the point.

Have fun, but be smart about it.

How Does Lewisville Compare?

CitySafety Index
Lewisville80
Philadelphia60
Houston59
Atlanta58
St. Louis58
Los Angeles56
Oakland57
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)43
Sofia (Bulgaria)73
Siem Reap (Cambodia)63
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)61

Useful Information

Visas

Visas

All international visitors need either a visa defining the purpose of the trip (tourist, work, school, etc.) or a visa waiver. Start the process using the Visa Wizard module on the U.S. State Department website. You’ll quickly find out which one you need. Also, keep in mind that your passport must be valid for at least six months after our trip, or you’ll need to apply for a new one.

Currency

Currency

Only the U.S. Dollar (USD) is accepted in the United States. International airports usually have a currency exchange desk on site, while regional airports won’t. Your home bank offers the lowest fees. For those using credit cards, check to see if there’s a foreign transaction fee before you start racking up charges.

Weather

Weather

You get all four seasons here, with everything leaning warmer and eventually leading to scorching hot summers with highs in the 90s (F). Winters can be mild, aside from a few winter storms, but you can usually get by without a coat. Pack layers of clothing for spring and fall to help adjust to fluctuating temperatures. Bring bug spray if you'll be spending time in nature or at the lake.

Airports

Airports

Lewisville is 12 miles from DFW airport and 22 miles from Dallas Love Field. Be sure to check the traffic conditions before you head there because the rush hours bring a lot of backups.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance goes into effect as soon as you purchase it. Comprehensive insurance offers the best protection and peace of mind.

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Lewisville Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 7° C
Feb 9° C
Mar 14° C
Apr 18° C
May 22° C
Jun 27° C
Jul 29° C
Aug 29° C
Sep 25° C
Oct 19° C
Nov 13° C
Dec 8° C
Choose Temperature Unit

Average High/Low Temperature

Temperature / MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High
°C
131620242833353531261914
Low
°C
1271116212323191261
High
°F
556168758291959588796657
Low
°F
343645526170737366544334

Texas - Safety by City

CitySafety Index
Abilene67
Amarillo65
Austin65
Beaumont51
Brownsville68
Carrollton72
Corpus Christi71
Dallas64
Del Rio68
Dell City81
Denton72
El Paso77
Fort Davis80
Fort Worth77
Fredericksburg85
Frisco84
Garland83
Granbury74
Grand Prairie72
Gruene82
Harlingen75
Houston59
Irving79
Laredo68
Lewisville80
Llano83
Lubbock38
Luckenbach77
Marathon78
Marfa80
McAllen74
McKinney84
Mesquite52
Midland78
Nacogdoches78
New Braunfels83
Plano86
Port Aransas83
Richardson81
San Angelo83
San Antonio53
Schulenburg83
Sherman73
Smithville84
South Padre Island70
Tyler70
Waco61
Waxahachie83
Weslaco68
Wichita Falls68
Wimberley81

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