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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 43%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMesquite/100k peopleNevada/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime247n/a (estimate)1,2172,3872,346
Murder0n/a0.05.76.5
Rape2n/a9.959.038.4
Robbery1n/a4.988.773.9
Assault18n/a88.7306.8279.7
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)103460388
Burglary39n/a192.2368.8314.2
Theft173n/a852.61,221.41,398.0
Vehicle theft14n/a69.0336.4246.0
Property crime226n/a (estimate)1,1141,9271,958

Key findings

  • Mesquite crime rates are 48% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mesquite are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Mesquite you have a 1 in 83 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mesquite is safer than 70% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mesquite has decreased by 5%

Mesquite crime map

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

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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 1.96 times less than the Nevada average and 1.93 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Mesquite is 4.45 times less than the Nevada average and 3.75 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Mesquite has a daily crime rate that is 1.73 times less than the Nevada average and 1.76 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 80% safer than other cities of Nevada and 70% 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 967
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mesquite is 1 in 90
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite is 1 in 83
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Mesquite? In Mesquite, you have a 1 in 967 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 90. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Mesquite, NV is 1 in 83.

      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 decreased by 23%, while the property crime rate in Mesquite has decreased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Mesquite has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Mesquite police department

      ItemMesquiteNevadaNational
      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

      StateTotal offendersNevada /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bunkerville, NV1,4232229311,153
      Scenic, AZ1,7042201,0111,230
      Beaver Dam, AZ1,3292241,0281,252
      Mesquite, NV16,9531031,1141,217

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waukee, IA16,955909261,016
      Bon Air, VA16,9572311,6101,842
      McKinleyville, CA16,9485652,7363,301
      Country Walk, FL16,9752911,3401,631
      Five Forks, SC16,9292171,1101,327
      Mesquite, NV16,9531031,1141,217
      Source: The Mesquite, NV crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.