Safest Places to Live in Arizona 2021

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Last Update: September 5, 2021 Living

Located in the southwestern part of the United States, Arizona was the last contiguous state admitted into the United States. It is the 14th most populous state, with a population of almost 7 million. The climate in Arizona is very diverse in different parts – in the southern part, summers are hot, and winters are mild. However, in the northern parts, the climate is much more moderate – in some areas in winter. On the other hand, you can see mountain ranges, forests, ski resorts, and of course, canyons like the famous Grand Canyon when you go to the North.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 3,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Arizona 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Oro Valley 45 970 22 0,48
2 Thatcher 5 177 3 0,58
3 Parker 3 219 2 0,62
4 Douglas 15 786 10 0,63
5 Clarkdale 4 434 3 0,68
6 Paradise Valley 14 733 10 0,68
7 Marana 48 816 35 0,72
8 San Luis 34 192 33 0,97
9 Gilbert 253 619 245 0,97
10 Surprise 140 962 138 0,98
11 Buckeye 77 904 107 1,37
12 Sahuarita 30 928 43 1,39
13 Lake Havasu City 55 413 87 1,57
14 Scottsdale 260 464 415 1,59
15 Wellton 3 048 5 1,64
16 Florence 26 385 44 1,67
17 Maricopa 50 881 85 1,67
18 Prescott Valley 46 700 93 1,99
19 Willcox 3 507 7 2,00
20 Goodyear 85 305 172 2,02
21 Nogales 20 112 41 2,04
22 Safford 9 916 21 2,12
23 Somerton 16 771 36 2,15
24 Apache Junction 42 531 95 2,23
25 Eagar 4 897 11 2,25
26 Chandler 259 881 593 2,28
27 El Mirage 36 185 84 2,32
28 Peoria 174 571 407 2,33
29 Wickenburg 7 054 17 2,41
30 Sierra Vista 44 310 116 2,62

Crime Score in All Cities in Arizona 2021

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Arizona cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and divided all places in Arizona into the following categories:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Springerville 1 984 0 0,00
2 Pima 2 530 0 0,00
3 Kearny 2 170 1 0,46
4 Fredonia 1 296 1 0,77
5 Mammoth 1 669 3 1,80
6 Jerome 459 1 2,18
7 Huachuca City 1 723 6 3,48
8 Hayden 979 8 8,17
9 Miami 1 768 27 15,27

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Thatcher 5 177 3 0,58
2 Parker 3 219 2 0,62
3 Clarkdale 4 434 3 0,68
4 Wellton 3 048 5 1,64
5 Willcox 3 507 7 2,00
6 Safford 9 916 21 2,12
7 Eagar 4 897 11 2,25
8 Wickenburg 7 054 17 2,41
9 St. Johns 3 520 12 3,41
10 Pinetop-Lakeside 4 452 21 4,72
11 Holbrook 5 098 39 7,65
12 Williams 3 251 26 8,00
13 Tolleson 7 399 68 9,19
14 Winslow 9 393 126 13,41
15 Page 7 588 126 16,61
16 Globe 7 323 134 18,30

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Douglas 15 786 10 0,63
2 Paradise Valley 14 733 10 0,68
3 Sahuarita 30 928 43 1,39
4 Florence 26 385 44 1,67
5 Nogales 20 112 41 2,04
6 Somerton 16 771 36 2,15
7 Chino Valley 12 162 37 3,04
8 Kingman 30 600 100 3,27
9 Cottonwood 12 331 45 3,65
10 Payson 15 760 59 3,74
11 Camp Verde 11 286 46 4,08
12 Show Low 11 401 59 5,17
13 Snowflake-Taylor 10 173 53 5,21
14 Coolidge 13 138 70 5,33

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Oro Valley 45 970 22 0,48
2 Marana 48 816 35 0,72
3 San Luis 34 192 33 0,97
4 Gilbert 253 619 245 0,97
5 Surprise 140 962 138 0,98
6 Buckeye 77 904 107 1,37
7 Sahuarita 30 928 43 1,39
8 Lake Havasu City 55 413 87 1,57
9 Scottsdale 260 464 415 1,59
10 Maricopa 50 881 85 1,67
11 Prescott Valley 46 700 93 1,99
12 Goodyear 85 305 172 2,02
13 Apache Junction 42 531 95 2,23
14 Chandler 259 881 593 2,28
15 El Mirage 36 185 84 2,32
16 Peoria 174 571 407 2,33
17 Sierra Vista 44 310 116 2,62
18 Avondale 87 117 251 2,88
19 Bullhead City 40 532 129 3,18
20 Kingman 30 600 100 3,27
21 Glendale 253 951 863 3,40
22 Mesa 518 160 1 953 3,77
23 Yuma 98 769 376 3,81
24 Tempe 196 499 889 4,52
25 Casa Grande 58 366 274 4,69
26 Prescott 43 781 214 4,89
27 Flagstaff 75 013 367 4,89
28 Tucson 548 374 3 775 6,88
29 Phoenix 1 688 722 11 803 6,99

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in your state?

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