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Scottsdale among safest cities in U.S., according to real estate site


  April 4, 2014 

 
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  Scottsdale among safest cities in U.S., according to
  real estate site

Scottsdale is rated the No. 6 safest city in America by the online real estate listing company Movoto.com.

The company looked at the 100 most populous American cities and formed rankings on per capita statistics relating to property crime, violent crime, and the chance of being a victim of crime using the FBI's most recent crime report.

“There was only one murder per 100,000 people during all of 2012 in Scottsdale and just 147 violent crimes, making it one of the safest big cities in America,” the Movoto report states.

Scottsdale traditionally ranks high in studies that rate public safety and quality of life.

The city of about 219,000 residents has four police districts and 413 sworn police officers. Latest Scottsdale crime statistics show a 4.4 percent decrease in serious crimes in 2013 compared to the previous year. Those crimes are at their lowest levels since 1984.

“We are pleased that an analysis of crime statistics shows Scottsdale to be among the safest cities in America,” said Police Chief Alan Rodbell. “That is a credit to the excellent men and women of our department, our engaged citizens and the strong partnerships that exist within our community.”

Learn more about the Scottsdale Police Department. 

Learn more about Scottsdale rankings and recognition.

Learn more about the Movoto study  and how Scottsdale ranked among other cities.