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Is Tucson Arizona's most dangerous city?

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 14:37:16-04

A website has dug through crime stats throughout the country and concluded that Tucson is the most dangerous city in Arizona.

According to 24/7WallSt, Tucson's violent crime rate, poverty rate and unemployment rate combine to make it a rougher place to live than even Phoenix. 

Here is the part of the post that references Tucson:

3. Tucson, Arizona

  • City violent crime rate: 421.4 per 100,000
  • State violent crime rate: 410.2 per 100,000 (17th highest)
  • City poverty rate: 18.9%
  • City unemployment rate: 4.7%

Tucson’s violent crime rate of 421 incidents per 100,000 residents is roughly in line with the statewide rate of 410 incidents per 100,000 people. However, violent crime is slightly more common in both Tucson and Arizona than it is nationwide. Across the country, there were 373 violent crimes for every 100,000 Americans in 2015.

According to the Tucson Police Department, 31 of the 46 greater metro area 2015 homicides occurred within the city proper. The 2015 murder count marked a dramatic improvement from 2008, when the city tallied 68 murders, the most of any year in at least the last three and a half decades.

The statistics are from 2015, and don't necessarily reflect current conditions.