Total crime 68%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 66%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouthwest/100k peopleMesa/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,6364,174 (estimate)2,2462,8962,489
Violent crime1,953679 (estimate)377455379
Vehicle theft839n/a161.9249.4219.9
Property crime9,6833,495 (estimate)1,8692,4412,110

Key findings

  • Southwest crime rates are 68% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Southwest are 79% higher than the national average
  • In Southwest you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Southwest is safer than 50% of the cities in Arizona
  • Year over year crime in Mesa has decreased by 4%

Southwest crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Southwest (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Southwest

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Southwest is 1 in 148
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Southwest is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Southwest is 1 in 24

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

      Mesa police department

      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
      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 Southwest, 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.