A security website has ranked Arizona’s cities in terms of safety based on FBI crime data. Somerton and San Luis made the Top 10.
Security Baron has named Somerton the third-safest city in Arizona.
The Brooklyn, New York-based website ranked 49 Arizona cities based on FBI crime statistics. They also ranked San Luis at number 10.
Somerton has a population of about 15,000. There is only one violent crime per 1,000 residents and only 11 property crimes per 1,000 people.
Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya told KAWC the study shows what Somerton residents already know.
“It really is safe," Anaya said. "You can walk anywhere in the city, the new parts of town and the older parts of town, and feel safe. It’s a validation of our community and our law enforcement too. They know the community and they interact with the community. We are a close knit community. We all look out for each other.”
Florence is the safest city, followed by Sahuarita, which is located south of Tucson, at number 2.
Yuma was ranked number 28.