Surprise among lowest property crime rates in Pacific West

In findings published on, the city of Surprise had the eighth lowest property crime rate among midsize cities in the Pacific region.

Surprise’s 290.02 was the eighth lowest overall property crime score of cities analyzed in the survey that found the 10 midsize cities in the region with the lowest property crime rates.

“The safety of our residents, business owners and guests continues to be our top priority. Our success in maintaining Surprise as one of the safest cities in the country is a reflection of the extraordinary relationship we enjoy and continue to build with the people we serve,” Surprise Police Chief Terry Young stated in an email. is a website managed by, an independent agency authorized to sell Safeco Insurance for home, auto and other products. analysts used data from the FBI’s Crime Report to determine the 10 midsize cities with the lowest property crime rates. Offenses that fall into the category of property crime include burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. The overall score is an unweighted average of burglary per 100,000 population, larceny per 100,000 population and motor vehicle theft per 100,000 population in 2015. Cities were only included if their populations fell in the range of 100,000 to 500,000.

Learn about the findings here.

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