Crime is a recurring topic for people moving into an area, and personally I prefer the interactive maps that show up on http://www.spotcrime.com/tx/dallas and the Dallas city interactive maps on http://maps.dallascityhall.com/index.asp?mo=CrimesOnMap .
These may give you some sense of where crimes have been reported, but obviously some places are underreported compared to others. Since, as in most urban areas, neighborhoods can change quickly in only a few blocks, the thing is to learn which direction and how far from your center you go. Nearby is quite popular and reputed as very safe, as well as the precautions taken by the complex to afford a high level of security, but no guarantees.
Part of safety is where you go and how you act. Galleria is upscale but that shouldn't be an excuse to do stupid things. You'll find on your next visit that many people walk in the immediate vicinity, which is a good sign anyway.... more