Reported Annual Crime In Southwest

StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,2653,158 (estimate)2,7743,4492,837
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder19n/a4.05.55.3
Rape272n/a56.947.540.4
Robbery450n/a94.1101.8102.8
Assault1,310n/a273.9315.4248.5
Violent crime2,051488 (estimate)429470386
Burglary1,950n/a407.7544.4468.9
Theft8,404n/a1,757.12,168.11,745.0
Vehicle theft860n/a179.8265.8236.9
Property crime11,2142,670 (estimate)2,3452,9782,451

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Southwest is 11% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.65 daily crimes that occur in Southwest.
  • Southwest is safer than 71% of the cities in the Arizona.
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mesa has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Southwest (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 205
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 32

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

Mesa police department

ItemSouthwestMesaArizona
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,17412,274
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.1

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
Gilbert, AZ226,832781,3161,394
Fountain Hills, AZ23,8631971,2511,448
Paradise Valley, AZ13,833641,6391,703
Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272551,6191,874
Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282651,6791,944
Queen Creek, AZ30,8492951,8702,165
Scottsdale, AZ234,4951532,3652,519
Mesa, AZ470,4564292,3452,774

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Long Beach, CA469,7935972,9853,583
Kansas City, MO471,7671,6554,3576,012
Sacramento, CA484,5307163,0853,801
Atlanta, GA456,3781,0845,2496,332
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331552,1762,331
Mesa, AZ470,4564292,3452,774
Source: The Southwest, Mesa, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.