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Border city sees little violence

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The city of Nogales, AZ is proving that location is not everything. According to FBI crime statistics, this border city is safer most other Arizona cities of similar size, which are far from the border and the drug violence it has become known for.

Crime statistics show there were 51 violent crimes in Nogales in 2010. The number is revealing in that there were no murders or rapes in this city of roughly 20,000.

Other similar sized cities include Payson, which reported 122 violent crimes in 2010 and Kingman, which reported 83 violent crimes.

Law enforcement officials say one of the factors that keep violent crime to a minimum in Nogales include the fact that city, county, state and federal agencies all patrol the relatively small city.

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