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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:

AZ Violent Crimes

Arizona State Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

AZ Property Crimes

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.

Based on the very latest FBI UCR findings, (released in Q3 of 2019) half of the  safest neighborhoods in Arizona on our list experienced less than 20 violent crimes in 2018.

Florence retained the top spot, while San Luis, Chino Valley and Lake Havasu City all broke into the Top 10.  Maricopa jumped  from the #10 position last year…all the way to the #2 position this year.

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.  Maricopa

3.  Sahuarita

4.  Paradise Valley

5.  Somerton

6.   Thatcher

7.   Oro Valley

8.   San Luis

9.   Chino Valley

10. Lake Havasu City

List of Arizona’s Safest Cities

Florence, AZ

Florence, AZ

Population

25,987

Violent Crimes

34

Property Crimes

127

Maricopa, AZ

Maricopa, AZ

Population

48,660

Violent Crimes

93

Property Crimes

489

Sahuarito, AZ

Sahuarito, AZ

Population

29,896

Violent Crimes

38

Property Crimes

348

Paradise Valley, AZ

Paradise Valley, AZ

Population

14,519

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

196

Somerton, AZ

Somerton, AZ

Population

16,380

Violent Crimes

19

Property Crimes

218

Thatcher, AZ

Thatcher, AZ

Population

5,048

Violent Crimes

0

Property Crimes

70

Ora Valley, AZ

Oro Valley, AZ

Population

44,844

Violent Crimes

17

Property Crimes

610

San Luis, AZ

San Luis, AZ

Population

33,074

Violent Crimes

8

Property Crimes

472

Chino Valley, AZ

Chino Valley, AZ

Population

11,840

Violent Crimes

42

Property Crimes

179

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Population

54,678

Violent Crimes

88

Property Crimes

830

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The Rest of the Top 50

11-20

Gilbert

Prescott Valley

Snowflake Taylor

Wickenburg

Surprise

Camp Verde

Eloy

Apache Junction

Buckey

Prescott

31-40

Casa Grande

Chandler

Coolidge

Holbrook

Avondale

Bullhead City

Show low

Flagstaff

Kingman

Winslow

21-30

Marana

Peoria

Payson

El Mirage

Sierra Vista

Goodyear

Safford

Scottsdale

Yuma

Nogales

41-50

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Mesa

Tempe

Glendale

Globe

Tolleson

Tuscon

Phoenix

Arizona 49

Arizona 50

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.

Casa Grande and Chandler are newcomers on the list this year.  Lake Havasu City advaced 3 positions into the top slot this year..and was the only city to rank in both categories. 

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Population

54,678

Violent Crimes

88

Property Crimes

830

Gilbert, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Population

247,463

Violent Crimes

234

Property Crimes

3273

Surprise, AZ

Surprise, AZ

Population

136,611

Violent Crimes

165

Property Crimes

2103

Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye, AZ

Population

71,318

Violent Crimes

125

Property Crimes

1348

Peoria, AZ

Peoria, AZ

Population

170,177

Violent Crimes

388

Property Crimes

3241

Goodyear AZ

Goodyear, AZ

Population

82,159

Violent Crimes

203

Property Crimes

2081

Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ

Population

254,961

Violent Crimes

422

Property Crimes

5683

Yuma, AZ

Yuma, AZ

Population

96,121

Violent Crimes

491

Property Crimes

2041

Casa Grande, AZ

Casa Grande, AZ

Population

56,479

Violent Crimes

346

Property Crimes

1478

Chandler, AZ

Chandler, AZ

Population

255,986

Violent Crimes

606

Property Crimes

5430

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 (2018) 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).

In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Arizona – Crime Ratings

 

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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Safest Cities In Arizona was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by The Home Security Advisor

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