The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Tucson For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tucson are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Tucson.
Safest Neighborhoods In Tucson
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Tucson are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Tucson. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Tucson neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Tucson in 2020? That would be Saguaro Miraflores. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Tucson.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Tucson neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Tucson that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tucson.

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How We Determined The Safest Tucson Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Tucson.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 127 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Tucson.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Saguaro Miraflores.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Tucson. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Tucson For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 615
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,196
More on Saguaro Miraflores: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Saguaro Miraflores comes in at 65 and the property crime per capita is 1,196 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,646
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 98
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,314
More on Houghton: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Houghton comes in at 98 and the property crime per capita is 1,314 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,703
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 200
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,230
More on Prince Tucson: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Prince Tucson comes in at 200 and the property crime per capita is 1,230 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 15,378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 199
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,281
More on Rita Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

Rita Ranch is a masterplanned community located in southeastern Tucson, Arizona. It is home to the Vail School District, one of the top public school districts in Arizona. It borders the small towns of Vail and Corona de Tucson. Many military families from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base live in the area. The population was estimated at 18,925 in 2007.

The violent crime per 100K people in Rita Ranch comes in at 199 and the property crime per capita is 1,281 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 861
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,449
More on Desert Palms Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Desert Palms Park comes in at 93 and the property crime per capita is 1,449 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,752
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 267
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,016
More on Tucson Park West: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Tucson Park West comes in at 267 and the property crime per capita is 1,016 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 275
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,297
More on Ironwood Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ironwood Ridge comes in at 219 and the property crime per capita is 1,297 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,072
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 167
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,620
More on Eastside: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Eastside comes in at 167 and the property crime per capita is 1,620 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 239
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,350
More on Western Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Western Hills comes in at 239 and the property crime per capita is 1,350 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,525
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 206
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,083
More on Civano: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Civano comes in at 206 and the property crime per capita is 2,083 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Tucson

Looking at the data, you can tell that Saguaro Miraflores is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Arizona residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Tucson For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Saguaro Miraflores 1,261
2 Houghton 1,412
3 Prince Tucson 1,430
4 Rita Ranch 1,480
5 Desert Palms Park 1,542
6 Tucson Park West 1,283
7 Ironwood Ridge 1,516
8 Eastside 1,787
9 Western Hills 1,589
10 Civano 2,289
11 Mesquite Ranch 1,992
12 El Cortez 2,367
13 Poets Square 2,755
14 Cherry Avenue 2,388
15 Richland Heights East 2,774
16 Rosemont East 2,421
17 Old Fort Lowell 2,800
18 Sewell 2,694
19 South Harrison 2,942
20 Silvercroft 2,165
21 Harrison East-South 2,982
22 Toumey Park 3,049
23 Bear Canyon 3,077
24 Groves Lincoln Park 3,012
25 North University 3,414
26 Samos 3,214
27 Harlan Heights 3,043
28 Midvale Park 3,126
29 Mountain First Avenue 3,467
30 Rillito 3,530
31 Richland Heights West 3,507
32 Enchanted Hills 3,353
33 Oak Flower 3,141
34 Drexel Park 3,127
35 Dietz 3,444
36 Armory Park 3,477
37 Barrio San Antonio 4,169
38 Iron Horse 3,513
39 Broadmoor-Broadway 3,657
40 Northwest 3,591
41 Wilshire Heights 4,219
42 Sunnyside 3,723
43 Lakeside Park 3,537
44 Vista Del Monte 4,243
45 Jefferson Park 4,331
46 Rancho Buena 4,130
47 Sam Hughes 4,702
48 Desert Aire-Loma Linda 3,855
49 Catalina Vista-Blenman-Elm 5,023
50 A Mountain 4,156
51 San Gabriel 4,341
52 Rosemont West 4,409
53 Colonia Del Valle 4,646
54 El Gheko 4,656
55 Highland Vista Cinco Via 5,272
56 Barrio Centro 4,682
57 Rincon Heights 5,021
58 San Ignacio Yaqui 4,792
59 Campbell-Grant 4,932
60 Barrio Blue Moon 5,053
61 Santa Cruz Southwest 5,652
62 Millville 5,040
63 El Conquistador 6,461
64 Menlo Park 5,285
65 Westside Development 5,031
66 Miles East West 5,461
67 Glenn Heights 6,309
68 Las Vistas 4,981
69 La Madera 5,805
70 Country Glenn 5,653
71 Thunderbird Heights-Wilmot Desert 6,014
72 Flowing Wells 6,124
73 Stella Mann 5,840
74 El Rio Acres 5,408
75 Terra Del Sol 6,042
76 Julia Keen 6,115
77 Pie Allen 6,535
78 Barrio Santa Rosa 6,546
79 Arroyo Chico 6,750
80 Swan Way Park 6,939
81 Cabrini 6,603
82 Elvira 6,857
83 Ocotillo Oracle 6,946
84 Keeling 7,465
85 San Clemente 7,616
86 El Presidio 7,172
87 Barrio Viejo 7,619
88 Roberts 7,815
89 Bravo Park Lane 7,303
90 Corbett 8,038
91 Campus Farm 7,962
92 Peter Howell 8,527
93 Wakefield 8,019
94 Blenman-Elm 7,649
95 Sunset Villa 8,267
96 Starr Pass 7,660
97 Santa Rita Park 8,298
98 Rose 8,300
99 Broadway-Northeast 11,187
100 Dunbar Spring 10,273
101 Mortimore 8,300
102 Limberlost 8,458
103 South Park 8,829
104 Shaheen Estates 10,257
105 Balboa Heights 8,790
106 Midtown 9,377
107 Amphi 8,942
108 Feldman’s 9,537
109 Myers 9,331
110 Miracle Manor 9,317
111 Alvernon Heights 9,396
112 Miramonte 10,145
113 Doolen-Fruitvale 9,322
114 Saint Cyrils 10,073
115 North Dodge 10,095
116 Barrio Hollywood 10,159
117 Barrio Anita 11,663
118 Hedrick Acres 12,445
119 Palo Verde 10,441
120 Udall Park 11,806
121 West University 11,266
122 Avondale 11,216
123 Dodge Flower 11,220
124 Mitman 12,681
125 Fairgrounds 13,730
126 Mountain View 13,339
127 Parkway Terrace 13,754

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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