Marana named one of the safest cities in Arizona


The Town of Marana was named one of the top-10 safest cities in Arizona by, ranking 6th overall.

The Town scored particularly well in terms of violent crime, with just 3.8 percent of the crimes committed in the Town considered violent crimes. It was the second lowest percentage in the state. Marana had just 0.93 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. The national average is 4.64 per 1,000 citizens.

“Citizens and law enforcement officers of Arizona’s top six safest cities deserve special recognition,” wrote Alexia Chianis on “All of these cities reported fewer than one violent crime per 1,000 people.”

Marana only had 24.41 property crimes per 1,000 residents.

To determine the safest cities in Arizona, reviewed the 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data.

Their evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, we calculated the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.

Read their full report.