Arizona's track record in terms of crime is not unlike that of other U.S. states, if a little higher than average in Phoenix and Tucson. In these big cities you should take the same precautions you would anywhere—be aware of what's going on around you, stick to well-lighted and populous areas, and quickly move away from any situation or people that might be threatening.
Check the U.S. government travel advisory before you plan a trip to the Mexico border towns. Visitors should take extra precautions.
Transportation Security Administration. 866/289–9673; www.tsa.gov.
U.S. Department of State. travel.state.gov.