Two Arizona cities have ranked in the top 10 safest cities in America.Based on crime statistics like assaults and traffic fatalities per capita, Wallethub used 41 indicators to rank the safest cities in the country.
The personal finance website compared 182 cities from the U.S. including the 150 most populated cities.The study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Trade Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and more to determine statistics for each city.
Using these factors, analysts ranked each city with a safety score of up to 100. Each city was also ranked on individual factors of Home & Community Safety, Natural-Disaster Risk and Financial Safety. In these categories, lower numbers indicate most safety or stability in that aspect.
Gilbert was number four on the list, with a high safety score of 84.24. Gilbert’s Home & Community score was only 10, meaning the city is very safe from crime. Scottsdale also made the cut at number 10, receiving a safety score of 83.63. Scottsdale had a Financial Safety score of 28, making the city financially secure and well off with very few uninsured and unemployed residents.
Seven other Arizona cities made the list, all receiving safety scores of above 70. Chandler made the list at number 14, with a Natural-Disaster Risk score of only eight and an overall score of 82.35. In the top 50 also were Peoria at 28, Mesa at 32 and Tempe at 38. Also on the list were Glendale at 73, Tucson at 111 and Phoenix at 127.
Almost every Arizona city on the list received very low Natural-Disaster Risk scores, as we are not as susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Read the full report here.