How Safe Is Tyler for Travel?

Tyler, United States
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Tyler is the county seat of Smith County, in eastern Texas.

The city is named for President John Tyler.

Tyler is referred to as the Rose Capital of America because of its significant role in the rose-growing industry; about 20% of commercial rose bushes produced in the U.S. are grown in Tyler and Smith County, and more than half of the rose bushes are packaged and shipped from the area.

It boasts the nation’s most extensive municipal rose garden and hosts the Texas Rose Festival each October.

Tyler is a dry city.

You cannot buy bottles of liquor, beer, or wine outside the clubs or restaurants.

Warnings & Dangers in Tyler

Overall Risk


Tyler is a medium-safe city. There is a fairly high level of drug problems. What causes attacks, robberies, and vandalism. If you use common sense and not get involved in trouble, you can avoid most problems.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transportation is pretty safe. But you should keep an eye on your things. Take a taxi to return to the hotel late in the evening. Use only licensed taxi services from an application on your phone.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are not so common in Tyler. Keep track of your personal belongings and pockets in crowded places, at train stations, and in public transport. Otherwise, you are unlikely to be a victim of pickpockets in this city.

Natural Disasters Risk


There is little risk of earthquakes. The risk of a tornado is slightly higher. The city has a tornado risk warning system and rescue measures during this period. Explore the surroundings before your trip to Tyler.

Mugging Risk


Unfortunately, robberies and armed attacks often happen in this city. Due to drug problems, criminals can attack random tourists. Take increased safety measures and do not walk the streets late at night. Avoid walking around the city alone in the dark.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorists can try to carry out attacks in the Tulsa region. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should monitor media reports and be vigilant at all times. Study the political environment before your trip here.

Scams Risk


Tyler often encounters online and telephone scams. Attackers can send letters and SMS about fake winnings or with a request to fill out a form for the lottery. The purpose of this fraud is to find out your personal information and your credit card information. Be careful not to pass this information on to strangers.

Women Travelers Risk


It is not very safe for women alone to travel to this city. However, if you observe increased security measures - not to walk alone late at night, not to sit up in bars and not to attract too much attention, you can avoid most of the risks.

So... How Safe Is Tyler Really?

Tyler Crime Index is average.

Typically, crimes are associated with vandalism, car theft, and robbery.

The city also has quite big problems with drug trafficking.

Using common-sense while traveling in Tyler is a must.

Just act like you would in any other city.

Be careful with those who ask or offer you help.

Often these can be pickpockets or people who want to rob you.

Do not trust strangers.

Do not walk around the city late at night, especially alone.

Remember that Tyler is a dry city, and drinking alcohol on the streets is punishable here.

Watch your drink at the bar – so that strangers don’t pour opiate to you to rob.

Due to drug problems in the city, attacks and robberies of casual passers-by can occur.

Try not to walk alone around the city, especially in the dark.

Always keep track of your pockets and personal belongings.

Do not get involved in drunken showdowns and showdowns of drug dealers.

Police monitor local drug gangs and usually respond quickly to cases of violence.

Contact your nearest police station if you have been attacked.

In the summer, it is boiling in the city, so keep an eye on the water balance and apply sunscreen to avoid heatstroke and sunburn.

How Does Tyler Compare?

CitySafety Index
St Louis58
Los Angeles56
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)43
Sofia (Bulgaria)73

Useful Information

  • Visas - Visitors to the United States must obtain a visa from one of the United States diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or Visa Waiver Program countries. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It has a sign: $ and a code: USD. Also, it abbreviated US$. One dollar is divided into 100 cents (Symbol: ¢).
  • Weather - The best times to visit Tyler for ideal weather are March to June and the end of September to mid-November. The average temperatures in Tyler vary drastically, often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year.
  • Airports - Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is three miles west of Tyler, in Smith County, Texas. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 called it a primary commercial service airport. The airport is located 12 km from the city center.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Tyler Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 9° C
Feb 11° C
Mar 16° C
Apr 20° C
May 24° C
Jun 27° C
Jul 29° C
Aug 29° C
Sep 25° C
Oct 20° C
Nov 14° C
Dec 10° C
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1 Review on Tyler

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    Don’t come here says:

    Tyler is boring lol

    As someone who lived in Tyler for about 10 years, I’m really not sure why it’s even listed on here as if it’s some major American city or tourist hotspot lol. Unless you just want to hit up a few local bars there’s basically nothing to do here except eat at restaurants. There have been some meager attempts at establishing a sort of “hip” and youthful vibe to the city, that have been fought tooth and nail by the very conservative and geriatric population. It’s very much your typical East Texas Bible Belt town, so if you’re looking for some sort of vibrant night life you’re out of luck. Crime isn’t really anything notable except for the drug problems, and you’d probably want to stick to south Tyler since north Tyler can be sketchy. As far as weather goes, tornadoes and severe storms are the main thing you’d want to watch out for since Tyler is directly in the southern portion of tornado alley, and they can occur pretty much year-round if the conditions are right.

    Overall Tyler just gives off the impression of being a very unremarkable place. Aside from being “the rose capital of the world” it has very little going for it. When DFW offers about a million more things to do and is only a two hour drive east, I don’t know why anyone outside of Texas would ever come here for a vacation spot.

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