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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 18%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePayson/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime466n/a (estimate)2,9973,1522,580
Murder0n/a0.05.15.0
Rape3n/a19.350.742.6
Robbery4n/a25.791.086.2
Assault56n/a360.2328.1246.8
Violent crime63n/a (estimate)405475381
Burglary94n/a604.5439.7376.0
Theft292n/a1,877.91,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft17n/a109.3266.9228.9
Property crime403n/a (estimate)2,5922,6772,200

Key findings

  • Payson crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Payson are 6% higher than the national average
  • In Payson you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Payson is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Payson has decreased by 24%

Payson crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Payson (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Payson, per 100,000 residents. In Payson, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times less than the Arizona average and 1.16 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Payson are 1.17 times less than the Arizona average and 1.06 times more than the national average. For property crime, Payson has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the Arizona average and 1.18 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Payson (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Payson to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Payson safe? The gauges above illustrate that Payson is safer than 34% of every city located within Arizona along with 25% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Arizona and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Payson, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Payson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Payson is 1 in 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Payson is 1 in 39
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Payson is 1 in 34
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Payson? If you reside in Payson, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 247. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 39 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Payson, is 1 in 34.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Payson, AZ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Payson has increased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Payson has decreased by 28% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Payson has decreased by 24% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Payson police department

      ItemPaysonArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3612,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.13.3
      There are a total of 36 Payson police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.3% less than the Arizona average and 27.8% 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
      Pine, AZ1,18099559659
      Washington Park, AZ1691921,0821,273
      Star Valley, AZ1,9762121,1971,409
      Round Valley, AZ5803872,1832,571
      Strawberry, AZ6054002,2552,655
      Christopher Creek, AZ764672,6303,097
      East Verde Estates, AZ2844782,6973,175
      Payson, AZ15,2974052,5922,997

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Perry, GA15,2933843,0213,404
      Kenmore, NY15,3034862,0012,487
      New River, AZ15,3052611,4721,734
      White Center, WA15,3063783,5703,948
      The Dalles, OR15,2762102,9613,170
      Payson, AZ15,2974052,5922,997
      Source: The Payson, 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.