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Oro Valley ranked 2nd safest city in Arizona

Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 14:00:02-04

The Tucson suburbs are some of the safest in the state, but not the city itself, according to a new report.

The website Safewise compiled a list of the safest cities in Arizona using crime and population data. Oro Valley came in at No. 2 on the list, with Sahuarita at No. 5, Marana at No. 6 and Sierra Vista in 12th. Buckeye topped the list, with only 0.54 crime per 1,000 residents.

Neither Tucson or Phoenix appeared on the list of 20 cities.

Overall, Safewise says the violent crime rate in Arizona is lower than the national average, with the average of the 20 cities 63 percent below that national average.

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