The city was the only North Texas community to place in the top 5.
The rankings were for cities with more than 300,000 residents.
Minneapolis won the top honor while San Antonio was second, Houston/Harris County at third and Austin came in fourth. Collin County came in 9th.
National Night Out is observed each year on the first Tuesday in October when public safety officials encourage residents to turn on their porch lights and spend some time outside getting to know their neighbors.
In Arlington, the department’s crime prevention unit has worked closely with community watch groups, Citizens On Patrol, Arlington Citizen Police Academy Alumni, and Arlington clergy and Police Partnership to organize the event.
_ Domingo Ramirez Jr.