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Study: Somerton Third-Safest City in Arizona, San Luis 10th

Victor Calderón/KAWC

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.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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