Oro Valley Rated #2 Safest City 2018

Arizona’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

 

State to state crime rates vary. Even region to region rates differ. Based on the most recent FBI crime report, the Western region of the US had a higher violent crime rate than many other areas of the country, including the Northeast, Midwest, and Middle Atlantic.

With that in mind, we were impressed to find the violent crime rate in Arizona (considered a Western state for FBI reporting purposes) was less than the national rate.

The twenty safest cities in Arizona cited just 1.7 violent crimes per 1,000 people—that’s approximately 63% less than the national rate of 4.64.

From big cities such as Chandler and Scottsdale to smaller ones like Nogales and Sahuarita, the Grand Canyon State offers many safe places.

Whether you live in Arizona or you’re thinking of moving there, you’ll have several cities to choose from…including ORO VALLEY, which was chosen #2!

LIST: 20 Safest Cities in Arizona

1. Buckeye

Population: 64,563
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.54
Property crimes per 1,000: 15.88
Total crime: 3.40% violent, 96.60% property

2. Oro Valley

Population: 44,089
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.66
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.81
Total crime: 4.46% violent, 95.54% property

3. Florence

Population: 31,130
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.71
Property crimes per 1,000: 4.85
Total crime: 14.64% violent, 85.36% property

4. Gilbert

Population: 255,899
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.78
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.16
Total crime: 5.93% violent, 94.07% property

5. Sahuarita

Population: 25,792
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.89
Property crimes per 1,000: 14.54
Total crime: 6.12% violent, 93.88% property

6. Marana

Population: 42,808
Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.93
Property crimes per 1,000: 24.41
Total crime: 3.81% violent, 96.19% property

7. Surprise

Population: 130,679
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.03
Property crimes per 1,000: 19.05
Total crime: 5.41 % violent, 94.59% property

8. San Luis

Population: 32,227
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.21
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.25
Total crime: 9.13% violent, 90.87% property

9. Scottsdale

Population: 240,885
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.53
Property crimes per 1,000: 23.65
Total crime: 6.47% violent, 93.53% property

10. Prescott Valley

Population: 42,900
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.82
Property crimes per 1,000: 23.17
Total crime: 7.85% violent, 92.15% property

11. Maricopa

Population: 49,627
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.95
Property crimes per 1,000: 13.06
Total crime: 14.93% violent, 85.07% property

12. Sierra Vista

Population: 42,988
Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.98
Property crimes per 1,000: 29.73
Total crime: 6.66% violent, 93.34% property

13. Peoria

Population: 174,797
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.00
Property crimes per 1,000: 21.22
Total crime: 9.43% violent, 90.57% property

14. Chandler

Population: 265,922
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.10
Property crimes per 1,000: 23.13
Total crime: 9.08% violent, 90.92% property

15. El Mirage

Population: 34,376
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.15
Property crimes per 1,000: 30.60
Total crime: 7.03% violent, 92.97% property

16. Bullhead City

Population: 39,426
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.51
Property crimes per 1,000: 35.64
Total crime: 7.04% violent, 92.96% property

17. Lake Havasu City

Population: 53,746
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.62
Property crimes per 1,000: 22.66
Total crime: 11.56% violent, 88.44% property

18. Apache Junction

Population: 38,506
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.78
Property crimes per 1,000: 23.92
Total crime: 11.62% violent, 88.38% property

19. Avondale

Population: 81,605
Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.86
Property crimes per 1,000: 39.97
Total crime: 7.16% violent, 92.84% property

20. Nogales

Population: 20,143
Violent crimes per 1,000: 3.08
Property crimes per 1,000: 24.92
Total crime: 12.36% violent, 87.64% property

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Arizona

To identify the twenty safest cities in Arizona, we reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded from the ranking system.

Evaluations are based on the number of reported violent crimes in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft).

 

Moving to Oro Valley…or around town?

 

Buying or selling your home is a big decision with many factors to consider:

  • Agents with experience
  • Agents who know the area (and live in it)
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  • Agents who understand real estate contracts…really well
  • Agents who are amazing negotiatiors
  • Agents who answer their phone (and get back to you promptly!)

 

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