Some big changes and improvements have happened in Arizona’s Avondale in the last few years. Even with all of this growth, not all parts of Avondale are safe and prosperous. Police say that some neighborhoods are unsafe for both residents and tourists because of high crime and violence rates.
We will look at the most recent crime reports and data to find the five most dangerous areas in Avondale. We will also look at the reasons behind the crime problems in these places and talk about possible ways to make things better overall.
The crime rate in this area is 40.69 per 1,000 people, which is higher than the rate in 95% of U.S. neighborhoods. One in 261 people will be victims of a physical crime, and one in 27 people will be victims of a property crime.
Avondale is an Arizona city in Maricopa County that is next to Phoenix. It has 89,334 people living there as of the 2020 census. The city was founded in 1946 and has seen rapid growth in both the residential and business areas since then.
Las Ligas / Cantada Ranch
The crime rate in this part of Avondale is 37.29 per 1,000 people, which is higher than the rate in 93% of U.S. neighborhoods. The chances of being a victim of physical crime are 1 in 270 and the chances of being a victim of property crime are 1 in 28.
According to the 2010 census, 3,000 people are living in this area in Avondale. It is mostly in the suburbs and is made up of single-family homes and a few apartment buildings. It’s worth mentioning that the crime rate there is lower than in other places of Avondale.
Garden Park / Palm Gardens
With a crime rate of 36.86 per 1,000 people, this place is safer than 92% of U.S. neighborhoods. The odds of being a victim of physical crime are 1 in 272 and the odds of being a victim of property crime are 1 in 28.
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Avondale
This area is in the southwest part of Avondale, close to where N. 99th Avenue and W. McDowell Road meet. The 2010 census found that 4,000 people live there.
Landing at Tres Rios
With a crime rate of 35.88 per 1,000 people, this Avondale neighborhood is safer than 91% of U.S. areas. Violence is 1 in 279 times more likely to happen than property crime, which is 1 in 29 times more likely.
This area is in the southeast of Avondale, close to where N. 99th Avenue and W. Tres Rios Drive meet. It is part of Avondale and, according to the 2010 census, had 2,500 people living there.
This neighborhood has a crime rate of 34.91 per 1,000 people, which is higher than 90% of areas in the United States. There is a 1 in 286 chance of experiencing a physical crime and a 1 in 30 chance of experiencing a property crime.
The 2010 census found that 2,000 people live in Upland Park, which is another area in Avondale. It is a part of the neighborhood and is in the northeast corner of Avondale.
Causes of Crime in These Areas
Many things could lead to crime in these areas, and they can be different based on the neighborhood, the type of crime, and social and economic factors. But here are some usual reasons why people break the law in Avondale:
Poverty and unemployment: A lot of people in Avondale live in low-income areas that don’t have enough public services, infrastructure, or chances. Being poor or unemployed can cause stress, anger, and a lack of hope, which can lead to violent behavior.
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Avondale
Abuse and addiction of drugs: There are high numbers of drug abuse and addiction in some parts of Avondale, especially among young people. Abusing and becoming addicted to drugs can make it harder to control your anger and make you less likely to avoid committing violent crimes like robbery, assault, and murder.
Lack of Police Presence and Community Interaction: There aren’t enough police stations and community interaction in some parts of Avondale. When police aren’t around, it can be hard for people to report crimes or get help from the officials. Residents also find it hard to work together or make friends, which could help stop or lessen crime, when they aren’t involved in their neighborhood.
Avondale has grown a lot, but there are alarmingly high crime rates in some parts of the city that need quick attention. To come up with good solutions, it’s important to know what causes crime in these places, like poverty, unemployment, drug abuse, and not enough community involvement.
To make Avondale’s most dangerous areas safer again, we need to take a broad approach that takes into account all the social and economic factors that cause crime.
Avondale can make these places safe and healthy for everyone by using targeted interventions, encouraging community involvement, and putting residents’ health first. Remember that making Avondale safer not only helps the people who live there, but it also improves the city’s image and future growth. Right now is the time to act.