We’ve been living in Phoenix for almost three decades now.
The city’s reputation for crime, violence and drug abuse is legendary, and it is often the center of a violent race war.
This year, however, the city is being portrayed as the next hot spot for crime and violence.
The murder rate is soaring, and crime rates are rising in other cities around the country.
There are concerns that Phoenix is in the midst of a surge in violence.
So how bad is Phoenix?
Here are 10 things to know about the city, which has seen an influx of immigrants and new businesses in recent years.