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The report adjusted the crime score metric for population size, also taking into account both the amount of violent and poverty-related crimes. San Luis fell into the midsize city category with population between 10,000 and 50,000.
The data report included poverty crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson) and violent crimes (murder/manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) from all law enforcement agencies that choose to partake in the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
“I am really proud that we have been able to hold on to one of the safest-cities positions,” said San Luis Mayor, Gerardo Sanchez. “I am pleased with this ranking. It reaffirms that San Luis is one of the safest cities to live, work, and play in the state of Arizona. Our low crime rate is a credit to our residents, and to the hard working men and women of the San Luis Police Department.”
Regarding this ranking, San Luis Police Department Acting Police Chief Figueroa stated, “I am very happy to hear that the city was ranked the 5th safest Midsize City in Arizona. However, the Police Department does not maintain the City’s safety on its own. Having a community that is involved allows us to proactively prevent and deter crime.”
In the recent years, the City of San Luis has maintained a place in annual safe city reports. These previous recognitions are a great validation that the City of San Luis is doing things right and that this community focuses on the safety and quality of life of our residents.
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