Annual Crime In Maricopa (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMaricopa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime582n/a (estimate)1,1963,1522,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMaricopa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.15.15.0
Rape13n/a26.750.742.6
Robbery7n/a14.491.086.2
Assault72n/a148.0328.1246.8
Violent crime93n/a (estimate)191475381
Burglary57n/a117.1439.7376.0
Theft399n/a820.01,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft33n/a67.8266.9228.9
Property crime489n/a (estimate)1,0052,6772,200

Key findings

  • Maricopa crime rates are 54% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Maricopa are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Maricopa you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Maricopa is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Maricopa has decreased by 20%

Maricopa crime map

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Compare Maricopa, AZ Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Maricopa (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Maricopa, AZ per 100,000 people. In Maricopa, the total number of daily crimes is 2.64 times less than the Arizona average and 2.16 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Maricopa is 2.48 times less than the Arizona average and 1.99 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Maricopa has a daily crime rate that is 2.66 times less than the Arizona average and 2.19 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Maricopa (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Maricopa compared to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Maricopa ranks safer than 80% of every city located within Arizona along with 62% 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. As a result, Maricopa, AZ is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Maricopa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Maricopa is 1 in 524
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Maricopa is 1 in 100
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Maricopa is 1 in 84
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Maricopa? In Maricopa, AZ you have a 1 in 524 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 100 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Maricopa.

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

      Determining whether Maricopa is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Maricopa violent crime rates have decreased by 2%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Maricopa has decreased by 20% in the same time frame.

      Maricopa police department

      ItemMaricopaArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6512,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.13.3
      There are a total of 65 Maricopa police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.3% less than the Arizona average and 55.5% 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
      Ak-Chin Village, AZ1,1822671,5031,770
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282681,5091,777
      Gila Crossing, AZ8487043,9694,673
      Sweet Water Village, AZ2027684,3265,094
      Maricopa, AZ45,4731911,0051,196

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383582,3902,748
      Pine Bluff, AR45,4041,6095,3997,008
      Smyrna, TN45,3696602,9873,647
      Hilo, HI45,5793514,0414,391
      Lacey, WA45,6441892,7022,891
      Maricopa, AZ45,4731911,0051,196
      Source: The Maricopa, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.