Reported Annual Crime In Mesa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,739n/a (estimate)2,5883,4232,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder23n/a4.75.95.3
Rape252n/a51.251.041.7
Robbery454n/a92.2106.098.0
Assault1,318n/a267.7345.0248.9
Violent crime2,047n/a (estimate)416508383
Burglary1,878n/a381.5536.3430.4
Theft7,930n/a1,610.92,107.01,694.4
Vehicle theft884n/a179.6271.6237.4
Property crime10,692n/a (estimate)2,1722,9152,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Mesa, AZ is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 24% lower than the average of crimes committed in Arizona. It is also 6% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Mesa, AZ shows a crime rate that is 18% lower than the Arizona average. The crime rate is also 9% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Mesa, AZ is shown to be 25% lower than the Arizona average and 8% lower than the national average.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Mesa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Mesa is 6% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.09 daily crimes that occur in Mesa.
  • Mesa is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mesa you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mesa has decreased by 12%.

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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. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Arizona and on a national level. In Mesa, AZ the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times less than the Arizona average and 1.06 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mesa, AZ is 1.22 times less than the Arizona average and 1.09 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mesa, AZ has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times less than the Arizona average and 1.09 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's depicted that Mesa, AZ safer than 32% when compared to other Arizona cities, and 28% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, AZ. At this time, Mesa, AZ 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 241
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesa is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesa is 1 in 39
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Mesa, AZ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Mesa, AZ you have a 1 in 241 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mesa, AZ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Mesa, AZ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Mesa, AZ has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Mesa, AZ has decreased by 14% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mesa, AZ has decreased by 12% 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
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
Fountain Hills, AZ23,8632131,2241,438
Gilbert, AZ226,832861,3861,471
Paradise Valley, AZ13,833411,5181,559
Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272761,5841,860
Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282861,6441,930
Queen Creek, AZ30,8493191,8302,149
Scottsdale, AZ234,4951572,1722,329
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Long Beach, CA469,7936582,6723,330
Kansas City, MO471,7671,7244,5446,268
Sacramento, CA484,5306762,9373,612
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331381,9352,072
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588
Source: The 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.