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Safest Cities in Arizona

The Best Cities and Towns in Arizona for Low Crime Rates

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Safest Cities in Arizona

 

Home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a hot, arid climate with plenty of year-round activities for golfers and outdoor enthusiasts.  

The average state crime ratings are:

Average Violent Crimes in Ariizona City

Arizona State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Average Violent Crimes in Arizona City

Arizona State Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

However, Arizona is home to a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates which are well below these numbers.

6 of our 10 safest neighborhoods in Arizona experienced less than 20 violent crimes in 2017.

Florence, Eagar, Thatcher, Somerton and Paradise Valley all reported 225 or fewer property crimes.

If you are looking to relocate and make a home for you and your family in The Grand Canyon State, this list of Arizona’s safest cities is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Arizona.

 

 

Arizona’s Top 10 Safest Cities

1.  Florence

2.  Sahuarito

3.  Oro Valley

4.  Eagar

5.  Thatcher

6.   Somerton

7.   Buckeye

8.   Marana

9.   Paradise Valley

10. Maricopa

Florence, AZ

Florence, AZ

Population

25,623

Violent Crimes

19

Property Crimes

123

Sahuarito, AZ

Sahuarito, AZ

Population

29,373

Violent Crimes

28

Property Crimes

328

Ora Valley, AZ

Oro Valley, AZ

Population

44,251

Violent Crimes

17

Property Crimes

626

Eagar, AZ

Eagar, AZ

Population

5,001

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

46

Thatcher, AZ

Thatcher, AZ

Population

5,054

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

85

Somerton, AZ

Somerton, AZ

Population

15,082

Violent Crimes

19

Property Crimes

160

Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye, AZ

Population

67,147

Violent Crimes

32

Property Crimes

1152

Marana,AZ

Marana,AZ

Population

45,123

Violent Crimes

40

Property Crimes

1184

Paradise Valley, AZ

Paradise Valley, AZ

Population

14,629

Violent Crimes

6

Property Crimes

222

Maricopa, AZ

Maricopa, AZ

Population

47,466

Violent Crimes

91

Property Crimes

604

The Rest of the Top 50

11-20

Nogales

Prescott Valley

Cottonwood

San Luis

Wickenburg

Surprise

Safford

Page

Camp Verde

Apache Junction

31-40

Holbrook

Flagstaff

Eloy

Payson

Kingman

Avondale

Winslow

Scottsdale

El Mirage

Peoria

21-30

Douglas

Coolidge

Show Low

Prescott

Gilbert

Lake Havasu City

Snowflake-Taylor

Bullhead City

Goodyear

Sierra Vista

41-50

Globe

Yuma

Chandler

Tempe

Tolleson

Glendale

Mesa

Tuscon

Phoenix

Arizona

Safest Arizona Cities with Populations over 50K

10 of the Safest Cities in Arizona with Populations over 50,000

 

In most cases, smaller towns and cities are known for having lower crime rates.  Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for larger cities to have some of the safest neighborhoods in Arizona, even though some urban districts within the city may have much higher crime rates.

Due to the fact that larger cities typically struggle with many challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have to deal with, The Home Security Advisor recognizes some of the larger cities in Arizona that have an outstanding track record for providing safe communities for Arizonans.

Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye, AZ

Population

67,147

Violent Crimes

32

Property Crimes

1152

Surprise, AZ

Surprise, AZ

Population

135,345

Violent Crimes

120

Property Crimes

2421

Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Population

242,090

Violent Crimes

207

Property Crimes

3355

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Population

53,937

Violent Crimes

120

Property Crimes

1164

Goodyear AZ

Goodyear, AZ

Population

79,419

Violent Crimes

210

Property Crimes

2280

Flagstaff, AZ

Flagstaff, AZ

Population

72,388

Violent Crimes

307

Property Crimes

2729

Avondale, AZ

Avondale, AZ

Population

84,041

Violent Crimes

257

Property Crimes

3347

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ

Population

251,840

Violent Crimes

396

Property Crimes

5470

Peoria, AZ

Peoria, AZ

Population

165,889

Violent Crimes

414

Property Crimes

3385

Yuma, AZ

Yuma, AZ

Population

95,522

Violent Crimes

491

Property Crimes

2595

Methodology – How the Top 50 were Chosen

 

To determine the most secure towns and cities throughout Arizona, our team reviewed the most up-to-date (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report results with respect to towns and cities with five-thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data..

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft). These figures were weighted in order to accurately indicate the seriousness of the criminal activity. Violent crimes have been factored by .75 and property crimes by .25.

This number would be then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

While it’s true no rating system is infallible, this provides a very good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re considering transferring to Arizona, these residential districts are amongst the top rated safest towns and cities within which one could take up residence.

Keep in mind that not every town and city reports their records. These communities were not included in the FBI report. 

Additionally, certain areas inside any community may very well be much less hazardous compared to others. This is especially valid in more robust cities. Therefore, one needs to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and communicate with law enforcement to obtain a better overall impression of the security and safety on a local level.

To get more detailed information on keeping your family and home safer, we recommend you take a look at some basic Strategies for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

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