According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Florence is safer than 78% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Arizona, only on the order of 21% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Florence. If you live in Florence, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 102. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 31. It is for these reasons that Florence is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Florence, and we found that the crime rate in Florence is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Florence is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Florence does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Florence.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Florence's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Florence is one in 889.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Florence is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Florence than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 115.