How to Stay Safe in Tucson
There’s a lot to love about the beautiful, vibrant city of Tucson, AZ. With an average of 350 days of sunshine per year, Tucson can provide a welcome refuge for people in other parts of the United States who are tired of dealing with cold weather and snow. The stunning desert landscapes surrounded by soaring mountain ranges also make Tucson a wonderful place to live, especially for outdoor enthusiasts.
While Tucson has much to offer, like most large cities, it also has its issues. Tucson has experienced sluggish economic growth in recent years, and its poverty rate is much higher than the national average. Unemployment has also been an ongoing problem in “The Old Pueblo.” In a two-year period from 2013-2015, the city saw only a two percent increase in the number of new jobs, which is less than half the growth rate for the rest of the country over the same period.
Crime Is Also a Problem in Tucson
Poverty, few jobs and several additional factors have contributed to high crime rates in Tucson. According to 247WallSt.com, the 421 incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents that were reported in 2015 was only slightly higher than the statewide figure for larger Arizona cities. However, the rate of violent crime in the city was also higher than the national average.
Another serious concern is the home invasion rate in Tucson, as well as the amount of property crime in general. The 247WallSt.com website points out there were 6,643 reported property crime incidents in 2015, which was more than twice the national average for that year.
Local crime experts state that the mobile nature of the Tucson population plays a significant role in the high crime rate. While the typical American citizen relocates about every five years, the average Tucson resident moves approximately every 3.5 years. A transient population makes it more difficult to establish the strong neighborhoods that are essential for reducing the risk of property crimes such as burglary, vandalism and home invasions.
Although you might not always be able to count on your Tucson neighbor to “watch your back,” there are several proactive steps you can take to minimize your property crime risk. Walk the perimeter of your home to check for vulnerable spots such as doors and windows that are not visible from the street.
Keeping doors and windows locked is also a simple, yet often overlooked step that will help to deter criminals. Installing a high-quality security system is another essential for preventing you from becoming another property crime statistic.
Contact Titan Alarm for a No-Obligation Home Security Consultation
Titan Alarm, Inc. offers comprehensive home security solutions to residents in the Tucson area. We can design and install a professionally monitored security system equipped with motion sensors, burglar alarms, surveillance cameras, home automation and other advanced features that will provide 24/7 protection against all types of property crimes. Contact us to schedule a free on-site security consultation today.
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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.