Reported Annual Crime In Phoenix

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhoenix/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime63,717n/a (estimate)4,0853,4432,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhoenix/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder112n/a7.24.54.9
Rape1,016n/a65.145.538.6
Robbery3,020n/a193.693.1101.9
Assault5,113n/a327.8267.1237.8
Violent crime9,261n/a (estimate)594410373
Burglary12,798n/a820.5555.9491.4
Theft34,288n/a2,198.32,231.51,775.4
Vehicle theft7,370n/a472.5245.8220.2
Property crime54,456n/a (estimate)3,4913,0332,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Phoenix, AZ. All reported Phoenix, AZ crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Phoenix, AZ overall crime rate is 19% higher than in comparison to the Arizona average; and is also 43% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Phoenix, AZ, the rate is 45% higher than compared to the Arizona average, and 59% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Phoenix, AZ comes in at 15% higher than to the average seen in Arizona, and 40% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Phoenix is 43% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.19 daily crimes that occur in Phoenix.
  • Phoenix is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Phoenix you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Phoenix has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Phoenix (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, AZ is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Arizona and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Phoenix, AZ are 1.19 times more than the Arizona average and 1.43 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Phoenix, AZ are 1.45 times more than than Arizona and 1.59 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Phoenix, AZ are 1.15 times more than than Arizona and 1.40 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Phoenix (higher is better)

How safe is Phoenix, AZ compared to other cities in Arizona and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Phoenix, AZ is safer than 18% of the cities in Arizona and 15% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Arizona and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Phoenix, AZ. Overall, Phoenix, AZ is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Phoenix

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Phoenix is 1 in 169
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Phoenix is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Phoenix is 1 in 25
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Phoenix, AZ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Phoenix, AZ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 169. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Phoenix, AZ is 1 in 25.

Year Over Year Crime In Phoenix (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Phoenix, AZ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Phoenix, AZ has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Phoenix, AZ has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Phoenix, AZ has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Phoenix police department

ItemPhoenixArizonaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3,98612,274556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.13.3
There are a total of 3,986 Phoenix police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.5% less than the Arizona average and 17.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Arizona

StateTotal offendersArizona /100KNational /100K
Arizona5,405103222
There are a total of 5,405 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 103 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 54% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Paradise Valley, AZ13,2431151,4981,613
Komatke, AZ1,4182301,7031,933
Peoria, AZ160,2311661,9792,145
Chandler, AZ245,2311892,0832,273
Scottsdale, AZ223,5191862,2802,465
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7585943,4914,085

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Philadelphia, PA1,546,9201,0293,1474,176
San Antonio, TX1,385,4385875,0305,617
San Diego, CA1,341,5103992,0822,481
Dallas, TX1,240,9856943,4404,134
San Jose, CA986,3203302,4272,757
Phoenix, AZ1,490,7585943,4914,085
Source: The Phoenix, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.