Home to the Grand Canyon and cities like Tucson, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona considers itself the crowned jewel of the Sunbelt, with a steadily growing population eager to take advantage of the year-round warm weather and sunshine. It’s also the state with the largest percentage of Native American reservations, with 21 federally recognized tribes. And believe it or not, even though Arizona is one of the largest states in the southwest, only 17% of its land is privately owned. The rest is reserved for public forests and parks, Native American reservations, and state trust lands. All in all, it’s a cool place to visit and an even better place to live!
Say you’re going to Arizona for whatever reason. Here’s what you gotta check out:
- Of course, you have to visit the Grand Canyon, especially at sunrise or sunset.
- Head over to Antelope Canyon, east of Page, Arizona, is incredibly scenic— be sure to check out the lower part of the canyon known as “The Corkscrew”!
- Pay a visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which combines a zoo, an aquarium, a natural history museum, an art gallery, as well as a botanical garden, just outside of Tucson!
The safest city in Arizona is Florence, which has a population of 25,623. With only .74 violent crimes per 1000 and only 4.8 property crimes per 1000, you can rest assured that you’ll be safe and sound in Florence. Even larger cities like Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson made the list, giving you both urban in addition to suburban and rural options.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
This statistic shows how many police officers there are per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, there was an average of 2.4 sworn officers per 1,000 inhabitants as of 2011, reports the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Whether you’re planning a trip or are moving to Arizona, we scoured through FBI crime data to bring you the safest cities in Arizona. To learn more about how we came to our choices, scroll down to the bottom of this page and check out our detailed methodology. Otherwise, let’s get started!
Oro Valley, AZ
Paradise Valley, AZ
San Luis, AZ
Prescott Valley, AZ
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Apache Junction, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
El Mirage, AZ
Sierra Vista, AZ
Bullhead City, AZ
Show Low, AZ
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Police offer rates per 1000 people
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates, total number of police officers, and the total number of civilians working in law offices.