Yuma County is in the southwestern corner of Arizona. It is a rural place with a population of 203,881 people. Many people know the county for its warm and dry climate, good farming land, and closeness to the Mexican border.
Still, Yuma County has problems with crime and safety, just like any other place. Based on crime rates and numbers from many different sources, this piece will look at the five Yuma County neighborhoods that are thought to be the safest.
NeighborhoodScout says that the total crime rate in Yuma County is 24.74 per 1,000 people. This is less than the national average of 24.47 and less than the Arizona average of 25.03. This doesn’t mean, though, that every neighborhood in Yuma County is safe. There are places where violence and property crimes happen more often than others.
This place is in the northwest of Yuma County, not far from the border with Mexico. There are 9.67 serious crimes for every 1,000 people living there, and 28.83 property crimes for every 1,000 people living there.
International Airport of Yuma
This neighborhood is close to the airport that serves Yuma County and other parts of southern Arizona. There are 8.33 serious crimes for every 1,000 people living there, and 29.17 property crimes for every 1,000 people living there. More than that, these rates are higher than the county standards.
In the northeastern part of Yuma County, close to Fortuna West, is this place. There are 8 serious crimes for every 1,000 people who live there, and 27 property crimes for every 1,000 people who live there.
Neighborhoodscout says that these rates are a bit higher than in Fortuna West, but they still put this area in the red zone on the map.
Mesa Vineyards / Sierra Sands
The area in question is in the southeast of Yuma County, close to the Mesa Vineyards Winery & Events Center. The rate of serious crime is 7 per 1,000 people who live there, and the rate of property crime is 26 per 1,000 people who live there.
Even though these rates are lower than those in Fortuna East, Neighborhoodscout still puts this area in the red zone on the map.
Sierra Sunset / Cibola Heights
This neighborhood is in a different part of southeast Yuma County, but it is still close to the Sierra Sunset Golf Course & Country Club. There are 6 serious crimes for every 1,000 people who live there, and 25 property crimes for every 1,000 people who live there.
Yuma County as a whole has a crime rate that is lower than both the national and state averages. However, there are parts of the county that have much higher crime rates, especially violent and property crimes.
Fortuna West, Yuma International Airport, Fortuna East, Mesa Vineyards/Sierra Sands, and Sierra Sunset/Cibola Heights are all places that need more protection and more people to be aware of them. People who live in these areas should be careful, report any strange behavior, and learn about the tools available in their area to help prevent crime.
Yuma County officials might also think about sending more resources to these areas to deal with the problems that are causing crime rates to be so high and put in place specific strategies to stop it.
To sum up, Yuma County is usually a safe place to live, but it is still important to recognize and deal with the unique problems that these neighborhoods face for the safety and well-being of everyone who lives there.