Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChandler/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,599n/a (estimate)1,9902,4892,324
Violent crime513n/a (estimate)182432370
Vehicle theft442n/a157.1244.2282.7
Property crime5,086n/a (estimate)1,8082,0581,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Chandler, AZ

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Chandler is 14.4% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Chandler, there were 513 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 182 per 100,000 individuals, 50.7% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 5086 property crimes, amounting to 1808 per 100,000 residents, 7.5% lower than the U.S. average.

Chandler has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 1808 property crimes in Chandler, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Chandler?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Chandler residents. Out of the respondents (82 in total), 61% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Chandler were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 39% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Chandler a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Chandler is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Chandler has an overall crime rate that is 14% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 15.34 daily occurrences, comprising 1.41 violent crimes and 13.93 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Chandler as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Chandler Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Chandler crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Chandler has increased by 5.3% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 3% and property crime has increased by 6.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Chandler

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Chandler, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 3.1%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

In Chandler, the cost of living is 7.13% higher than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Chandler has an average rental rate of $1,381 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Chandler crime map

The Chandler crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chandler as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chandler crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chandler crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Chandler crime rates are 14% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Chandler are 51% lower than the national average
      • In Chandler you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Chandler is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Chandler has increased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Chandler (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Chandler for every 100,000 residents. The Chandler total amount of daily crime is 1.25 times less than the Arizona average and 1.17 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Chandler, is 2.37 times less than the Arizona average, and it is 2.03 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Chandler has a daily crime average that is 1.14 times less than the Arizona average and 1.08 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Chandler (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Chandler in comparison to other Arizona communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Chandler safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chandler being safer than 55% of cities in Arizona and 49% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Arizona cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chandler. In conclusion, Chandler ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chandler

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chandler is 1 in 549
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chandler is 1 in 56
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chandler is 1 in 51
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Chandler? If you reside in Chandler, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 549. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 56 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Chandler, is 1 in 51.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Chandler is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Chandler has decreased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Chandler has increased by 6%. The total crime rate in Chandler has increased by 5% year to year.

        Chandler police department

        Item Chandler Arizona National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)47212,274558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.13.3
        There are a total of 472 Chandler police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.3% less than the Arizona average and 40.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arizona

        State Total offenders Arizona /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 8,206 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 157 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Gilbert, AZ248,3491171,0171,133
        Queen Creek, AZ52,1621459931,138
        Scottsdale, AZ254,9952331,1111,345
        Maricopa Colony, AZ8182351,1191,353
        Sun Lakes, AZ14,8872441,1601,404
        Mesa, AZ508,9184271,7702,197
        Guadalupe, AZ6,5725392,5663,105
        Chandler, AZ257,0761821,8081,990

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lubbock, TX257,0131,0634,1355,198
        Buffalo, NY255,8057363,2113,947
        Madison, WI258,3663012,3962,697
        Scottsdale, AZ254,9952331,1111,345
        Laredo, TX260,5713171,2851,602
        Chandler, AZ257,0761821,8081,990
        Source: The Chandler, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.