In terms of crime statistics, Arizona is quite well-positioned compared to other states. Arizona violent crime is decreasing statewide, but there are “hotspots” where crime rate figures are higher compared to those from previous years.
Paradise Valley registered only 6 incidences of violent crime in 2019, the lowest in the list, but registered 222 cases of property crime for the same year. Florence registered the lowest for property crime with only 123 cases. Scottsdale got the highest number of violent crimes in this list at 396 and also the highest for property crime at 5,470 cases.
Here are top ten in the list of Arizona’s worst places to live (ranking takes into account property crime rates and unemployment rates):
This listing ranks South Tucson to be the worst place to be in Arizona, with a 1 in 19.9 chance of being robbed or having something you own vandalized.
Residents in Guadalupe, the city being the 4th highest in the state in terms of crime, have a 1 in 26 chance of being robbed in 2019. For every 300 persons living in Guadalupe, statistically, about 25 of them would have been victimized by a property crime offender in 2019.
Eloy is the 39th worst place to live in the state of Arizona, as there is a 1 in 51.5 chance of you being victim of a property crime if you live there.
Next in the list is Winslow, with 1 in 23.2 possibility of having been robbed, placing Winslow as the 13th most dangerous in the state in terms of property crimes.
Completing the list are Snowflake (1 in every 30 chance of being victimized), San Luis (1 in 70), Globe (1 in 11), Coolidge (1 in 28.9), Tolleson (1 in 10.7), and Chino Valley (1 in30).
The city with the highest murder rate is Tucson at 41 murders for every 100,000 residents, while the city with the highest number of murders in 2019 is Phoenix.
The number of violent crimes went down two years in a row throughout Arizona, but car thefts and rapes increased.
Significant reduction was recorded for both robberies and murders. Similarly, burglaries in 2019 also decreased compared to two previous years. Rape cases, on the contrary, were recorded to have increased by about half a per cent.
In Tucson, violent crimes dropped by over 7% in 2018. Homicides in the city slightly inched up with 47 murders. In 2017, the city reported 46 incidences of violent crimes.
In 2016 and 2017, violent crimes increased significantly in Phoenix. However, in 2018, the city saw less violent crime, experiencing a 5% drop. The murder rate dropped by 13%. Rape, aggravated assault, and robbery also decreased. Phoenix’s most violent year in recent memory was 2016. You can find additional crime rate information and details on azdps.gov
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