Safest Cities in the U.S? Phoenix Metro Area Scores Big Seven Cities in the Top 50!

A recent study sought to find the safest cities in America. WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities across 39 key indicators of safety. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to road quality. Read on to learn findings, a detailed description of Wallet Hub’s methodology and a Q&A with safety experts for additional insight.

Gilbert (#6), Chandler (#12), Scottsdale (#15), Peoria (#22), Tempe (#35), Mesa (#40), Glendale (#47) took high rankings
Our larger cities did not fare as well. Phoenix and Tucson, with a much larger population than other Valley cities, wasn’t as safe, according to WalletHub, which ranked Phoenix at No. 120, while Tucson ranked near the bottom of the list at No. 157. See the full ranking here.