Reported Annual Crime In Tempe

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTempe/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,046n/a (estimate)5,0633,4492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTempe/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a2.25.55.3
Rape155n/a86.847.540.4
Robbery237n/a132.7101.8102.8
Assault506n/a283.2315.4248.5
Violent crime902n/a (estimate)505470386
Burglary1,200n/a671.7544.4468.9
Theft6,494n/a3,635.02,168.11,745.0
Vehicle theft450n/a251.9265.8236.9
Property crime8,144n/a (estimate)4,5592,9782,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Tempe, AZ. The total number of reported crimes in Tempe, AZ is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Tempe, AZ crime rate is 47% higher than the Arizona average and is 78% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Tempe, AZ has a violent crime rate that is 7% higher than the Arizona average and 31% higher than the national average. For property crime, Tempe, AZ is 53% higher than the Arizona average and 86% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gilbert, AZ223,131781,3161,394
Fountain Hills, AZ23,0511971,2511,448
Paradise Valley, AZ13,243641,6391,703
Komatke, AZ1,4182641,6721,936
Sun Lakes, AZ13,8852681,6981,966
Scottsdale, AZ223,5191532,3652,519
Chandler, AZ245,2312102,3132,523
Tempe, AZ166,9755054,5595,063

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Tempe is 78% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.87 daily crimes that occur in Tempe.
  • Tempe is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Tempe you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Tempe has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Tempe (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Tempe, AZ per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Arizona and on a national level. In Tempe, AZ the total number of daily crimes is 1.47 times more than the Arizona average and 1.78 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Tempe, AZ is 1.07 times more than the Arizona average and 1.31 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Tempe, AZ has a daily crime rate that is 1.53 times more than the Arizona average and 1.86 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Tempe (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Tempe, AZ compared to every other city in Arizona as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Tempe, AZ ranks safer than 20% of every city located within Arizona along with 20% 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 Tempe, AZ. As a result, Tempe, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tempe

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tempe is 1 in 199
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tempe is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tempe is 1 in 20
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Tempe, AZ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Tempe, AZ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 199. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 22 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 Tempe, AZ is 1 in 20.

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

The year over year crime rate for Tempe, AZ is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Tempe, AZ has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 7% in Tempe, AZ, while property crimes in Tempe, AZ have decreased by 4%. Crimes in total for Tempe, AZ have decreased by 3% year over year.

Tempe police department

ItemTempeArizonaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)47212,274556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.13.3
There are a total of 472 Tempe police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% less than the Arizona average and 13% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ontario, CA166,8923492,7333,082
Vancouver, WA165,5543863,1633,549
Port St. Lucie, FL169,2601481,3261,475
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,1701502,2542,404
Santa Rosa, CA170,7823731,7072,080
Tempe, AZ166,9755054,5595,063
Source: The Tempe, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.