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Total crime 10%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 11%
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 peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,636n/a (estimate)2,2462,8962,489
Murder11n/a2.15.05.0
Rape286n/a55.250.342.6
Robbery390n/a75.388.181.6
Assault1,266n/a244.3311.9250.2
Violent crime1,953n/a (estimate)377455379
Burglary1,518n/a293.0394.3340.5
Theft7,326n/a1,413.81,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft839n/a161.9249.4219.9
Property crime9,683n/a (estimate)1,8692,4412,110

Key findings

  • Mesa crime rates are 10% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mesa are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Mesa you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mesa is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mesa has decreased by 4%

Mesa crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Mesa (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Mesa, AZ per 100,000 people. In Mesa, the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times less than the Arizona average and 1.11 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mesa is 1.21 times less than the Arizona average and 1.01 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mesa has a daily crime rate that is 1.31 times less than the Arizona average and 1.13 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Mesa (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Mesa, Arizona compared to other areas of Arizona, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Mesa safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Mesa is safer than 43% of Arizona cities, and 31% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arizona, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Mesa. At this time, Mesa sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mesa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mesa is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesa is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesa is 1 in 45
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mesa? In Mesa, AZ you have a 1 in 266 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 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mesa.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Mesa, AZ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Mesa has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Mesa has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mesa has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Mesa police department

      ItemMesaArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,17412,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.13.3
      There are a total of 1,174 Mesa police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Arizona average and 20% 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
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833681,0931,161
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,8631911,0251,216
      Gilbert, AZ226,832971,2031,299
      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272471,3261,573
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282571,3761,632
      Queen Creek, AZ30,8492861,5321,818
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951591,9582,117
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,4142,920
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,4313,8565,287
      Sacramento, CA484,5306273,1823,809
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Source: The Mesa, 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.