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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 51%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGlendale/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,946n/a (estimate)3,5232,8962,489
Murder17n/a6.75.05.0
Rape63n/a24.850.342.6
Robbery233n/a91.888.181.6
Assault550n/a216.6311.9250.2
Violent crime863n/a (estimate)340455379
Burglary1,416n/a557.6394.3340.5
Theft5,857n/a2,306.41,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft810n/a319.0249.4219.9
Property crime8,083n/a (estimate)3,1832,4412,110

Key findings

  • Glendale crime rates are 42% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Glendale are 10% lower than the national average
  • In Glendale you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Glendale is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Glendale has decreased by 22%

Glendale crime map

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The Glendale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Glendale as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Glendale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Glendale (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Glendale, AZ per 100,000 people. In Glendale, the total number of daily crimes is 1.22 times more than the Arizona average and 1.42 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Glendale is 1.34 times less than the Arizona average and 1.12 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Glendale has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times more than the Arizona average and 1.51 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Glendale (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Arizona and all other cities across the US, is Glendale safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Glendale is safer than 30% of other cities in the state of Arizona. In addition, Glendale is safer than 24% 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 Glendale. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Glendale is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Glendale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Glendale is 1 in 295
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Glendale is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Glendale is 1 in 29
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Glendale? In Glendale, you have a 1 in 295 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 32. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Glendale, AZ is 1 in 29.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Glendale, Arizona (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Glendale has decreased by 27%, the amount of property crime in Glendale has decreased by 22%, and the total amount of crime in Glendale has decreased by 22% year over year.

      Glendale police department

      ItemGlendaleArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)52312,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.13.3
      There are a total of 523 Glendale police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.6% less than the Arizona average and 31% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Arizona

      StateTotal offendersArizona /100KNational /100K
      Arizona8,206157266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Citrus Park, AZ4,832118634752
      Litchfield Park, AZ5,4491618651,026
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833681,0931,161
      Surprise, AZ127,492981,4781,576
      Peoria, AZ158,6772331,8752,108
      Sun City West, AZ24,8993942,1112,505
      Deer Creek, AZ1694062,1752,581
      Glendale, AZ239,9433403,1833,523

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Winston-Salem, NC238,4745343,3863,920
      Chandler, AZ242,1312282,0712,299
      Reno, NV237,1215582,1012,659
      Hialeah, FL235,6262092,0332,242
      Lubbock, TX244,5071,0084,6065,614
      Glendale, AZ239,9433403,1833,523
      Source: The Glendale, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.