Reported Annual Crime In Tucson

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTucson/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,657n/a (estimate)7,2983,4432,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTucson/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder31n/a5.94.54.9
Rape422n/a79.745.538.6
Robbery1,059n/a199.993.1101.9
Assault1,960n/a370.0267.1237.8
Violent crime3,472n/a (estimate)655410373
Burglary3,664n/a691.7555.9491.4
Theft29,592n/a5,586.82,231.51,775.4
Vehicle theft1,929n/a364.2245.8220.2
Property crime35,185n/a (estimate)6,6433,0332,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Tucson, AZ for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Tucson, AZ is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Tucson, AZ crime rates are 112% higher than in comparison to the Arizona mean and are 155% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Tucson, AZ has a rate that is 60% higher than the Arizona average; compared to the United States, it is 76% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Tucson, AZ is 119% higher than its state's mean, and 167% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Tucson is 155% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20 daily crimes that occur in Tucson.
  • Tucson is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Tucson you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Tucson has increased by 27%.

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Daily Crime In Tucson (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Tucson, AZ per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Arizona and on a national level. In Tucson, AZ the total number of daily crimes is 2.12 times more than the Arizona average and 2.55 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Tucson, AZ is 1.60 times more than the Arizona average and 1.76 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Tucson, AZ has a daily crime rate that is 2.19 times more than the Arizona average and 2.67 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Tucson (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Arizona and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Tucson, AZ? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Tucson, AZ has been ranked safer than 8% of other cities in the state of Arizona. In addition, Tucson, AZ is safer than 7% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Arizona and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Tucson, AZ. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Tucson, AZ is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tucson

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tucson is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tucson is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tucson is 1 in 14
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Tucson, AZ? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Tucson, AZ, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 153. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 16 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Tucson, AZ is 1 in 14.

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

The year over year crime rate for Tucson, AZ is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Tucson, 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 9% in Tucson, AZ, while property crimes in Tucson, AZ have increased by 29%. Crimes in total for Tucson, AZ have increased by 27% year over year.

Tucson police department

ItemTucsonArizonaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,24212,274556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.13.3
There are a total of 1,242 Tucson police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.6% less than the Arizona average and 28.5% 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
Rincon Valley, AZ4,784106788894
Tanque Verde, AZ16,4111671,2371,405
Oro Valley, AZ41,493641,3801,444
Catalina Foothills, AZ50,6431891,3951,584
Vail, AZ10,7642651,9622,228
Tucson, AZ525,0316556,6437,298

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fresno, CA506,1325514,1484,700
Albuquerque, NM553,5769666,0737,039
Sacramento, CA476,0757373,3704,107
Long Beach, CA468,5945813,0103,591
Kansas City, MO465,0051,4174,4415,859
Tucson, AZ525,0316556,6437,298
Source: The Tucson, 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.