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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 92%
Property crime 59%
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 peoplePhoenix/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime69,842n/a (estimate)4,2253,1522,580
Murder132n/a8.05.15.0
Rape1,086n/a65.750.742.6
Robbery3,112n/a188.391.086.2
Assault7,780n/a470.6328.1246.8
Violent crime12,110n/a (estimate)733475381
Burglary10,479n/a633.9439.7376.0
Theft39,438n/a2,385.71,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft7,815n/a472.8266.9228.9
Property crime57,732n/a (estimate)3,4922,6772,200

Key findings

  • Phoenix crime rates are 64% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Phoenix are 92% higher than the national average
  • In Phoenix you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Phoenix is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Phoenix has decreased by 3%

Phoenix crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Phoenix (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Phoenix, Arizona is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Phoenix are 1.34 times more than the Arizona average and 1.64 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Phoenix are 1.54 times more than than Arizona and 1.92 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Phoenix are 1.30 times more than than Arizona and 1.59 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Phoenix (higher is better)

      How safe is Phoenix, Arizona compared to other cities in Arizona and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Phoenix is safer than 9% of the cities in Arizona and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Arizona and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Phoenix. Overall, Phoenix is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Phoenix

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Phoenix is 1 in 137
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Phoenix is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Phoenix is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Phoenix, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 137. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Phoenix is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Phoenix, AZ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Phoenix has increased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Phoenix has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Phoenix has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Phoenix police department

      ItemPhoenixArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3,98612,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.13.3
      There are a total of 3,986 Phoenix police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.5% less than the Arizona average and 17.5% 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
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833211,3501,371
      Peoria, AZ158,6772281,9042,132
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Chandler, AZ242,1312372,1212,358
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951662,2292,394
      El Mirage, AZ33,9372152,6112,827
      Youngtown, AZ6,5635212,9383,460
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247333,4924,225

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3586273,9944,621
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123731,9092,282
      Dallas, TX1,278,4337653,2494,014
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634242,4592,883
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247333,4924,225
      Source: The Phoenix, 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.