Good day Mary,
I have resided in Anthem since December 1999, basically one of the first homeowners. It is a wonderful place to work and live!
If you wish to have statistics regarding Crime in the area you can contact the Maricopa County Sherriff department for the east side of Anthem and City of Phoenix police department for the west side of Anthem, the I-17 separates the two areas and as they are in different districts you would need to contact both to have a clear picture.
Also when buying there is a document called a buyer advisory and you can use the hyper links to check out many different items of interst; http;//www.aaronline.com/documents/buyer_advisory.aspx
This document specifically has a section covering crime statistics.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Jacqueline Roersma, Broker, E-Pro, CDPE, CSSN, GRI, SFR and FiveStar Certified Phantom Realty 623.580.1580 Ext 101 Jacqueline@PhantomRealty.com http://www.PhantomRealty.com