Top Safest Cities in the United States | Scottsdale Real Estate
The Scottsdale real estate team has found an article on the United States ten safest cities. Read on and may find your favorite city right here in Maricopa County.
Gilbert, Arizona – Third Safest City
In 2012, Gilbert only had total of 2,084 crimes per 100,000 people, broken down into 139 violent crimes (including one murder) and 1,945 property crimes per 100,000. The most prevalent crime overall was theft, with 1,143 cases per 100,000 people.
Scottsdale, Arizona – Sixth Safest City
Scottsdale showed for every 100,000 people, there was only one murder and just 147 violent crimes in all of 2012. By comparison Maricopa County reported 2,707 property crimes per 100,000 people, the majority of which were cases of theft.
Chandler, Arizona – Tenth Safest City
In 2012, Chandler saw just 258 violent crimes, including two murders, and 2,707 property crimes, for a total of just 2,965 crimes per 100,000 people. To put that into perspective for you, take a look at nearby Phoenix (ranked No. 48 on our list), where there were 636 violent crimes, including eight murders, and 4,092 property crimes, for a total of 4,728 crimes per 100,000 people.
In doing the research for this report Movoto gathered a list of the 100 most populous cities in the USA from the 2012 Census (excluding Tucson, Honolulu because they do not report thefts in a way acceptable to the FBI) They looked at each of these cities using official statistics from the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report. They included the following:
- Vehicle theft
Movoto then divided these crimes into four categories:
- Violent crimes
- Property crimes
- Total crime
Movoto created an equal playing field by using the number of crimes per 100,000 people annual, rather than the total number of crimes.
The statistics in this article is brought to you by Movoto, a licensed brokerage in over thirty states working with local REALTOR®.
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