Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous, Deadly Places In Arizona

Arizona is easily a dangerous place. Stop paying attention for a few minutes or go somewhere without a plan and you can quickly find yourself in trouble! Today we’re going to take a look at some areas where you should practice constant vigilance. Let’s start with some broad places before getting into specific spots.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

What are some other dangerous spots you know of here in Arizona? Tell us about them in the comments!

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Most Dangerous Places in Arizona

December 17, 2021

What are some dangerous places to avoid in Arizona?  

Arizona isn’t a dangerous place, per se, though of course wherever there are towns there are less-than-savory people, and the Copper State has some towns that are relatively unsafe when compared to others. There are also natural dangers throughout the southwest that certainly require attention; for example, the extreme heat during the summers makes most of the hiking trails in Phoenix and the surrounding areas some of the most dangerous places in the entire state, given the time of year, of course. Mountain ranges and lots of outdoors enthusiasts mean that injuries outside are common, especially in places where there may be climbing and inclines (or deaths) like the Grand Canyon. There are also some critters around the deserts and wilds of the state that can and do kill people every year; it’s unsafe to wander around in the deserts without proper safety procedures, as there are plenty of animals out there that will harm you without a thought. Arizona isn’t an unsafe place, as long as you know what (and where) to stay away from.  

What are the least dangerous towns in Arizona?  

For every town that one might consider “dangerous”, there are plenty more that are quite the opposite. Some of our favorite safe cities in Arizona include places like Florence, which is super tiny but very peaceful, and Oro Valley, which is nearby Tucson and boasts some of the safest streets in the state. Other remarkably safe cities and towns in Arizona include Prescott Valley, which is a stunning mountain town, and San Luis. There’s also Lake Havasu City, which made the list, as well as Somerton. For the most up-to-date list of Arizona’s safest cities and towns, check this article out. We do our best to keep these lists updated, so make sure to keep checking back and see how the list changes!