What are the odds that you'll be safer in Surprise, Arizona compared to other areas of Arizona, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Surprise safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Surprise is safer than 75% of Arizona cities, and 62% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arizona, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Surprise. At this time, Surprise sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.