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37%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
58%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
34%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesquite/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime316n/a (estimate)1,4542,8342,324
Murder0n/a0.06.86.3
Rape5n/a23.058.940.0
Robbery2n/a9.286.166.1
Assault27n/a124.2302.3268.2
Violent crime34n/a (estimate)156454370
Burglary45n/a207.1436.1269.8
Theft206n/a947.91,453.51,401.9
Vehicle theft31n/a142.6490.5282.7
Property crime282n/a (estimate)1,2982,3801,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Mesquite, NV

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Mesquite is 37.4% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 34 violent crimes reported in Mesquite, equivalent to 156 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 57.7%. Additionally, Mesquite recorded 282 property crimes, amounting to 1298 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 33.6%.

In the latest reported crime year, Mesquite recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Mesquite?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Mesquite residents. Out of the respondents (33 in total), 67% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Mesquite were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 33% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Mesquite a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Mesquite is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Mesquite has an overall crime rate that is 37% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.87 daily occurrences, comprising 0.09 violent crimes and 0.77 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Mesquite as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Mesquite Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Mesquite. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Mesquite has decreased by 27.2%. Violent crimes have increased by 6.3%, while property crimes have decreased by 29.9%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Mesquite

Mesquite has a population density of 600.9 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Mesquite crime rates.

In Mesquite, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 3.2 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Mesquite is $257,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Mesquite crime map



The Mesquite crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mesquite 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 Mesquite crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Mesquite 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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Crime Quick Facts

  • Mesquite crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mesquite are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Mesquite you have a 1 in 69 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mesquite is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mesquite has decreased by 30%

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        Daily Crime In Mesquite (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Mesquite, NV per 100,000 people. In Mesquite, the total number of daily crimes is 1.95 times less than the Nevada average and 1.60 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mesquite is 2.90 times less than the Nevada average and 2.36 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mesquite has a daily crime rate that is 1.83 times less than the Nevada average and 1.51 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Mesquite (higher is better)

        Is Mesquite safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Nevada as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Mesquite to other cities in the state and across the country, Mesquite is 83% safer than other cities of Nevada and 59% safer than other cities in the nation. Mesquite has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mesquite

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mesquite is 1 in 640
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesquite is 1 in 78
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite is 1 in 69
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Mesquite? In Mesquite, you have a 1 in 640 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 78. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite, NV is 1 in 69.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Mesquite, NV is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Mesquite has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Mesquite has decreased by 32% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mesquite has decreased by 30% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Mesquite police department

        Item Mesquite Nevada National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)506,127558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.22.73.3
        There are a total of 50 Mesquite police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.3% greater than the Nevada average and 1.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Nevada

        State Total offenders Nevada /100K National /100K
        Nevada8,163394266
        There are a total of 8,163 sex offenders in Nevada. This yields a total of 394 sex offenders in Nevada per 100,000 residents which is 48% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Scenic, AZ1,7581969331,129
        Beaver Dam, AZ1,7271999491,149
        Bunkerville, NV1,4302191,1491,369
        Mesquite, NV19,0871561,2981,454

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Sherrelwood, CO19,0826674,2664,932
        Valle Vista, CA19,0727643,5804,345
        South San Jose Hills, CA19,1047113,3324,043
        Erlanger, KY19,10658286344
        Morristown, NJ19,0651919551,146
        Mesquite, NV19,0871561,2981,454
        Source: The Mesquite, NV 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.