Annual Crime In Mesa (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 peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,861n/a (estimate)2,3493,1522,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a3.45.15.0
Rape238n/a47.150.742.6
Robbery417n/a82.691.086.2
Assault1,165n/a230.8328.1246.8
Violent crime1,837n/a (estimate)364475381
Burglary1,563n/a309.6439.7376.0
Theft7,598n/a1,504.91,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft863n/a170.9266.9228.9
Property crime10,024n/a (estimate)1,9852,6772,200

Key findings

  • Mesa crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mesa are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Mesa you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mesa is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mesa has decreased by 15%

Mesa crime map

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Compare Mesa, AZ Crime To Other Cities

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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 1.34 times less than the Arizona average and 1.10 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mesa is 1.31 times less than the Arizona average and 1.05 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mesa has a daily crime rate that is 1.35 times less than the Arizona average and 1.11 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Mesa (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Mesa, AZ compared to other areas of Arizona, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it shows that Mesa is safer than 43% of Arizona cities, and 33% 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 275
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesa is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesa is 1 in 43
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mesa? In Mesa, AZ you have a 1 in 275 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 51 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 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 decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Mesa has decreased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mesa has decreased by 15% 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
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,8632001,1241,324
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833211,3501,371
      Gilbert, AZ226,832951,3231,417
      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272581,4551,713
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282681,5091,777
      Queen Creek, AZ30,8492981,6811,979
      Chandler, AZ242,1312372,1212,358
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Long Beach, CA469,7936982,5343,232
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697
      Atlanta, GA456,3787694,6545,423
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331171,7231,840
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Source: The Mesa, 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.