Is Arizona Safer Than Ever? Recent Crime Statics Show a Startling Picture

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Statistics show violent crime in Arizona is way down and the FBI reports illegal border crossings have decreased over the past three years.

In reviewing crime statistic records, Pomar and his land sales company discovered just the opposite: Arizona is safer than ever. has announced a fall real estate sale which has lowered their land prices to $89 for 1 acre Sunsites Arizona homesites, and $119.00 per acre for their 2 1/2 acre ranch properties.

In support of their fall land sale, Sunsites, Ariz. Long-term land developer, Ricardo Pomar, who has owned and sold premier parcels of raw land in Southeast Arizona for nearly 20 years, decided to conduct his own study of the so-called "rising crime" in Arizona. "We have always found this beautiful corner of Arizona to be one of the most peaceful places in the entire nation," he said. "And so have our land owners. When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer cited 'rising crime' as a reason for the state's new controversial immigration law, we went looking for answers."

In reviewing crime statistic records, Pomar and his land sales company discovered just the opposite: Arizona is safer than ever. "The statistics simply do not support 'crime' as a key reason for the SB 1070 immigration bill," said Pomar. Furthermore, the results of the company's independent research was substantiated by media reports from highly respected state and national news sources.

CNN reported on April 29, 2010, that statistics from the FBI and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency show the number of illegal crossers and violent crime have both decreased in the past several years—even in the face of strong population growth. The nonpartisan Immigration Policy Institute agrees that crime rates in Arizona have fallen for years. Fox News reported on August 7, 2010, that FBI statistics show a steady decrease in violent crime over the last three years in all major Arizona metro areas. What was the title of the article? “Threat of Border Violence in Arizona Appears Overstated, Analysts Say.”

The Arizona Republic, Arizona’s largest daily newspaper, took a similar stand on May 2, 2010. Statistics from the Arizona Department of Public Safety show a 12% drop in the overall crime rate from 2002 to 2009. The article quoted Clarence Dupnik, the sheriff of Pima County, as saying, “This is a media-created event. I hear politicians on TV saying the border has gotten worse. Well, the fact of the matter is that the border has never been more secure." A similar sentiment was emphatically expressed by Police Chief Roy Bermudez, who serves the border town of Nogales, “You can look at the crime stats. I think Nogales, Arizona, is one of the safest places to live in all of America.”

"Certainly immigration reform is a hot national issue and may remain so for some time to come," concluded Pomar. "And we know that the courts will eventually decide the fate of Arizona's very controversial SB 1070 immigration law. But in the meantime, those who live in this beautiful state and those who are interested in buying land can be rest assured that Arizona remains one of the most desirable places in the nation." Learn more about Southeast Arizona at

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Ricardo Pomar
Arizona Land Owner and
President of and Camino Real Land Corporation


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