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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 44%
Property crime 74%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSafford/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime384n/a (estimate)3,8732,8962,489
Murder0n/a0.05.05.0
Rape0n/a0.050.342.6
Robbery0n/a0.088.181.6
Assault21n/a211.8311.9250.2
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)212455379
Burglary33n/a332.8394.3340.5
Theft311n/a3,136.41,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft19n/a191.6249.4219.9
Property crime363n/a (estimate)3,6612,4412,110

Key findings

  • Safford crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Safford are 44% lower than the national average
  • In Safford you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Safford is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Safford has increased by 19%

Safford crime map

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The Safford crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Safford as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Safford crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Safford (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Safford, per 100,000 residents. In Safford, the total number of daily crimes is 1.34 times more than the Arizona average and 1.56 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Safford are 2.15 times less than the Arizona average and 1.79 times less than the national average. For property crime, Safford has a daily crime rate that is 1.50 times more than the Arizona average and 1.74 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Safford (higher is better)

      Is Safford safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Arizona as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Safford to other cities in the state and across the country, Safford is 39% safer than other cities of Arizona and 28% safer than other cities in the nation. Safford has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Safford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Safford is 1 in 473
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Safford is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Safford is 1 in 26
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Safford, Arizona? If you reside in Safford, then there is a 1 in 473 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 26 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Safford.

      Year Over Year Crime In Safford (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether Safford is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Safford violent crime rates have decreased by 36%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Safford has increased by 19% in the same time frame.

      Safford police department

      ItemSaffordArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2512,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.13.3
      There are a total of 25 Safford police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.3% less than the Arizona average and 20.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Arizona

      StateTotal offendersArizona /100KNational /100K
      Arizona8,206157266
      There are a total of 8,206 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 157 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cactus Flats, AZ1,3982101,1271,337
      Pima, AZ2,47101,4231,423
      Swift Trail Junction, AZ3,2622911,5631,854
      Thatcher, AZ4,972582,1632,221
      Solomon, AZ2855793,1053,684
      San Jose, AZ7726203,3223,942
      Safford, AZ9,6162123,6613,873

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gold Canyon, AZ9,6161608561,016
      Girard, OH9,6153272,2932,620
      Chevy Chase, MD9,618159684844
      Fort Oglethorpe, GA9,6133535,4385,791
      Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT9,6062071,6051,812
      Safford, AZ9,6162123,6613,873
      Source: The Safford, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.