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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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,2741,867 (estimate)2,1972,4892,324
Violent crime2,193414 (estimate)427432370
Vehicle theft1,065n/a207.6244.2282.7
Property crime9,0811,453 (estimate)1,7702,0581,954

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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Central crime rates are 20% lower than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Central are 12% higher than the national average
    • In Central you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
    • Central is safer than 83% of the cities in Arizona
    • Year over year crime in Mesa has decreased by 7%

    Central crime map

    The Central crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Central 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 Central crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Central 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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        Daily Crime In Central (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central is 1 in 242
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central is 1 in 69
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Central is 1 in 54

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

        Mesa police department

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

        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
        Fountain Hills, AZ25,1671818641,046
        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
        Paradise Valley, AZ14,502951,4291,524
        Mesa, AZ508,9184271,7702,197

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sacramento, CA503,4829023,1674,069
        Atlanta, GA497,6428413,7484,589
        Fresno, CA526,1478653,4494,314
        Kansas City, MO491,1581,4814,7156,197
        Omaha, NE479,5295613,4684,029
        Mesa, AZ508,9184271,7702,197
        Source: The Central, Mesa, 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.