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Arizona's 10 Safest Cities

Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert.
Val Vista Lakes in Gilbert.



No surprise here: Phoenix isn't exactly one of the safest cities in Arizona.

Read on to find the 10 safest cities in Arizona, where you might die of boredom but probably not as a result of a violent crime:

See Also: 10 Most Underrated Aspects of Living in Phoenix

10.) Maricopa

Arizona's 10 Safest Cities
maricopa-az.gov

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.29
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 18.80

Does it bother anyone else that Maricopa is in Pinal County, not Maricopa County?

 

9.) Pima


Pima Town Hall.
Pima Town Hall.
Google Maps

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .83
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 16.19

Again, misnomer: Pima is in Graham County, not Pima County.

 

8.) Gilbert


Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .95
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 15.80

The only town on this list that's actually close to Phoenix.

 

7.) Oro Valley


Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .50
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 16.24

For those who don't know, it's a suburb of Tucson.

 

6.) Somerton


A view down Main Street in Somerton.
A view down Main Street in Somerton.
Google Maps

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.22
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 15.25

Meanwhile, near Yuma . . .

 

5.) Sahuarita


Arizona's 10 Safest Cities
Town of Sahuarita

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: .42
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 14.53

Home of the Titan Missile Museum.

 

4.) Snowflake


The Snowflake Police Department.
The Snowflake Police Department.
Town of Snowflake

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 2.75
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 11.93

Actually was not named after a snowflake. Its founders were Erastus Snow and William Jordan Flake, the latter an ancestor of Senator Jeff Flake.

 

3.) Fredonia


Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 3.01
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 9.03

Arizona's northernmost town.

 

2.) Clifton


The Clifton train station.
The Clifton train station.

Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.46
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 9.96

Ah, Clifton, Arizona -- a town known for, um, you know, all that stuff that goes on in Clifton.

 

1.) Florence


Violent Crimes Per 1,000: 1.12
Property Crimes Per 1,000: 8.68

Low crime is probably a side effect of being a prison town.

(Note: "Safest cities" methodology created by Safewise.com, which used statistics from the FBI Crime Report.)

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