Prescott, AZ Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Prescott

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrescott/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,209n/a (estimate)2,9673,8163,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrescott/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a055
Rape7n/a174625
Robbery11n/a27101109
Assault106n/a260264229
Violent crime124n/a (estimate)304417368
Burglary182n/a447732610
Theft855n/a2,0982,4041,899
Vehicle theft48n/a118263221
Property crime1,085n/a (estimate)2,6623,3992,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Prescott, AZ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Prescott, AZ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Prescott, AZ averages 22% lower than the rest of Arizona while the rate of crime on a national scale is 4% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Prescott, AZ is 26% lower than the average rate of crime in Arizona and 17% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 21% lower than the remainder of the state of Arizona and 2% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Prescott, AZ area.

The overall crime rate in Prescott is 4% lower than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 8.13 daily crimes that occur in Prescott.
Prescott is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
In Prescott you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Prescott has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Prescott (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Prescott, AZ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Arizona as well as national figures. In Prescott, AZ the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times less than than the Arizona average and 1.04 times less than than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Prescott, AZ are 1.37 times less than than the Arizona average and 1.21 times less than than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Prescott, AZ has a daily crime rate that is 1.28 times less than than the Arizona average and 1.03 times less than than the daily national average.

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How Safe is Prescott (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Prescott, AZ compared to every other city in Arizona as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Prescott, AZ ranks safer than 50% of every city located within Arizona along with 34% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Arizona and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Prescott, AZ. As a result, Prescott, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prescott

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prescott is 1 in 329
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prescott is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Prescott is 1 in 34

Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Prescott, AZ? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Prescott, AZ, then there is a 1 in 329 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 38. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 34 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Prescott, AZ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Prescott, 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 Prescott, AZ has decreased by 26%, while the property crime rate in Prescott, AZ has decreased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Prescott, AZ has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Williamson, AZ6,2861381,1241,262
Dewey-Humboldt, AZ3,9101941,5841,777
Prescott Valley, AZ38,5682091,9152,125
Chino Valley, AZ10,7984611,9082,369
Wilhoit, AZ9125614,5885,149
Prescott, AZ39,9163042,6622,967

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Edmonds, WA39,9251722,4402,612
Carol Stream, IL39,869721,1241,196
La Puente, CA39,9883541,2201,574
Holyoke, MA39,9961,0426,6247,666
San Gabriel, CA39,8092561,7972,053
Prescott, AZ39,9163042,6622,967

Prescott police department

ItemPrescottArizonaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11212,274504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.13.3

There are a total of 112 Prescott police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.6% less than the Arizona average and 15.2% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.