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Arizona isn’t exactly a hotbed of crime. In a recent survey, it was ranked as the 22nd safest state for property crime in the US. However, that doesn’t mean that you’ll never run into a dangerous situation or never hear of someone reporting property crime near you. Here are some of the most dangerous cities in AZ.


A city with a population of just above 7000, Tolleson has 932 violent crimes per year and around 10,605 property crimes within the same period. That’s the value per 100,000 people – which means that 1 out of every nine citizens is likely to be a victim of a robbery, breaking and entering, or some other type of property crime. 


A fairly big city, Tucson has a population of just above half a million. Fortunately, its crime rate has lowered in the past years, but it’s still not exactly safe. Violent crimes per 100,000 people are at 801, and property crimes are at 5,251 per 100,000. It’s not surprising that Tucson ranks high on the list, as it is the second biggest city in AZ. Interestingly enough, the crime reports occur in specific areas of the city and not spread throughout. Hence, citizens who limit their visits to safer areas may not be aware of the occurring crimes.


Having a 1 in 13 odds of being a victim of a crime, citizens of Globe have to watch out in their city. Approximately 7,349 people live in Globe and deal with a violent crime rate of 1,714 per 100,000. As for property crime, it rates at 7,538 per 100,000. Unfortunately, the crime rate is steadily increasing for Globe as opposed to other cities.


With a population of just around 250,000; Glendale, Arizona registers violent crimes at a rate of 488 per 100,000 people and around 4,530 property crimes for the same ratio. It’s fairly close to Phoenix, which could be a reason for the high rate. While crime is not present throughout the city, there’s still a 1 in 22 chance of being a victim, especially if you live close to problem areas.


Believe it or not, Tempe’s crime rate has decreased over recent years, but it still occupies a spot in AZ’s most dangerous cities. It currently has a population of around 186,000 with 474 violent crimes per year per 100,000 people. It also has around 4,121 property crimes per 100,000 people. That’s around 2 crimes per 26 people.


Registering a population of 9,764, Winslow climbed up the ranking by two levels. That’s not a good thing as this makes the city one of the more dangerous places to stay in AZ. The violent crime rate is at 686 per 100,000 and 8,142 per 100,000 for property crime. That means that citizens have a 1 in 98 chance of being a crime victim in the area. Fortunately, the crime rate is dipping, so its ranking might change in the upcoming years.


Considered the 5th worst city in AZ when it comes to crime, Holbrook has a population of 5,077. It’s climbed up the ranking ladder with violent crimes of around 866 per 100,000 and property crimes of around 5,022 for the same number of residents. This means that there’s a 1 in 115 chance of being a victim in the area. It’s not a bad probability, but it’s still something to be concerned about.


Small, with a population of just 29,181, it’s surprising how Kingman got onto this list. In recent years, Kingman has been low on crime but steadily increased, causing a total of 4,951 property crimes per 100,000. Violent crimes are at 448 per 100,000. While that’s not as high as other cities, with just 1 violent crime per 222 residents, it does bear noting, especially since they climbed 3 levels up the most dangerous ladder.

Finding out your city’s crime rate is not meant to scare you, but to prepare you. Awareness is the first line of defense when it comes to crime so that you can position yourself and your loved ones for minimal damage. After securing yourself against possible crimes, the next step is to make sure you have the right people on your side if something does happen. Contact Robert A. Dodell, Attorney at Law. To help defend your case, Robert A. Dodell Law Offices can help you.

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