According to a report by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Florence is the safest town in Arizona, overall.
With a population of over 31,000, Florence boasts the lowest violent crime rate per 1,000 residents compared to other communities across Arizona. It also has an impressively low property crime rate.
The much larger town of Gilbert ranked No. 2 during 2018 with a .078 per 1,000 violent crime rate. Somerton, San Luis and Oro Valley round out the top five. They are followed by Sahuarita, Maricopa, Buckeye, Paradise Valley and Surprise as Arizona’s safest cities.
– Lauren Johnson, National Council for Home Safety and Security