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Total crime 46%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 44%
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 peopleMaricopa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime689n/a (estimate)1,3542,8962,489
Murder1n/a2.05.05.0
Rape11n/a21.650.342.6
Robbery4n/a7.988.181.6
Assault69n/a135.6311.9250.2
Violent crime85n/a (estimate)167455379
Burglary58n/a114.0394.3340.5
Theft491n/a965.01,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft55n/a108.1249.4219.9
Property crime604n/a (estimate)1,1872,4412,110

Key findings

  • Maricopa crime rates are 46% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Maricopa are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Maricopa you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Maricopa is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Maricopa has increased by 13%

Maricopa crime map

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The Maricopa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Maricopa 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 Maricopa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 2.14 times less than the Arizona average and 1.84 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Maricopa is 2.73 times less than the Arizona average and 2.27 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Maricopa has a daily crime rate that is 2.06 times less than the Arizona average and 1.78 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Maricopa (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Maricopa to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Maricopa safe? The gauges above illustrate that Maricopa is safer than 77% of every city located within Arizona along with 61% 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 599
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Maricopa is 1 in 85
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Maricopa is 1 in 74
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Maricopa? In Maricopa, AZ you have a 1 in 599 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 85 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 74 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 13%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Maricopa has increased by 13% 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, AZ1,1822551,3701,625
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282571,3761,632
      Gila Crossing, AZ8486753,6174,292
      Sweet Water Village, AZ2027353,9434,678
      Maricopa, AZ45,4731671,1871,354

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charlottesville, VA45,5383242,3202,644
      Pine Bluff, AR45,4041,5524,1425,693
      Smyrna, TN45,3693912,8033,194
      Hilo, HI45,5794034,0004,402
      Lacey, WA45,6442032,7712,974
      Maricopa, AZ45,4731671,1871,354
      Source: The Maricopa, 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.