SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Arizona for 2019. See if your city made the list.
This year, 90% of our safest Arizona cities are claiming the honor for the second consecutive year. Even though the state’s violent crime rate of 4.91 is slightly above the national average of 4.49, all of the cities that made our list kept the violent crime rate below both state and national numbers.
The Grand Canyon State doesn’t do quite as well when it comes to property crime. The state average is 32.18 incidents per 1,000 people. That’s about five more than the national rate of 27.11. The news isn’t all bad, though—90% of the cities on our list did better than the state average, and 14 kept property crime to fewer than 25 incidents per 1,000. Arson was the least common property crime, with 11 cities reporting five or fewer arsons, and four had none at all.
Did your city make the cut? Find out in our full list below.
35% of Arizona’s safest cities had no counts of murder reported in 2017.
Property crime and digital security tied for the state’s most concerning issue on our State of Safety study.
Break-ins were the most concerning property crime issue and losing money through hacking or an online scam was the biggest digital security concern.
Being physically assaulted by a stranger was the top violent crime concern, and every city on our list reported 10 or more aggravated assaults.
Chandler reported the most assaults—370. But with more than 249,000 people, that’s just 1.5 incidents per 1,000 people.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
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