Best Home Security Companies in Phoenix
HistoryAccording to legend, Phoenix received its name from Cambridge-educated pioneer Darrell Duppa, who saw the ruins and prehistoric canals of the Hohokam and believed another civilization would rise from the ashes. Phoenix was initially settled as an agriculture community near the crossing of the Salt and Gila rivers in 1867. It was eventually established as a city in 1881, some 30+ years before Arizona became a U.S. state. Phoenix is at the northeastern end of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix's unique canal system allowed this desert climate to thrive as an agricultural hub for the export of various crops dubbed "The Five C's" which includes Cotton, Cattle, Climate and Copper. The export was the main economy driver up until the end of World War II.
Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and also the most populous city in Arizona. Phoenix is the United States’ sixth-largest city with a population of over 1.5 million people. The city is also the most populous state capital in the United States; the only capital with a population over 1 million residents. The Phoenix metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States with an estimated 4.3 million people as of 2010, and by land mass it is one of the largest cities in the United States.
Crime RatesFor every 100,000 Phoenix residents, 572 will experience violent crime, 7.5 will be murdered, 66 raped, 193 robbed, 306 assaulted, 3,724 will be victims of property crime, 936 will be burglarized and 2,318 will be victims of larceny/theft. Phoenix’s crime index, last year, reached 400 compared to the National average crime index of 319.1. In addition, Phoenix had almost 18,700 burglaries last year and over 38,000 thefts.
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