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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 106%
Property crime 53%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePhoenix/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime64,735n/a (estimate)3,7882,7132,346
Murder187n/a10.96.96.5
Rape1,068n/a62.544.038.4
Robbery3,278n/a191.883.773.9
Assault9,113n/a533.2350.2279.7
Violent crime13,646n/a (estimate)798485388
Burglary7,406n/a433.4330.0314.2
Theft36,254n/a2,121.41,656.01,398.0
Vehicle theft7,429n/a434.7241.7246.0
Property crime51,089n/a (estimate)2,9892,2281,958

Key findings

  • Phoenix crime rates are 61% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Phoenix are 106% higher than the national average
  • In Phoenix you have a 1 in 27 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 6%

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 1.40 times more than the Arizona average and 1.61 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Phoenix are 1.65 times more than than Arizona and 2.06 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Phoenix are 1.34 times more than than Arizona and 1.53 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 11% 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 above 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 126
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Phoenix is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Phoenix is 1 in 27
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Phoenix, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 126. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 34 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 27.

      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 14%, while the property crime rate in Phoenix has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Phoenix has decreased by 6% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,8331011,4541,555
      Peoria, AZ158,6772641,5031,767
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951791,8802,059
      Chandler, AZ242,1312061,8552,060
      Mesa, AZ470,4563721,8462,218
      El Mirage, AZ33,9372932,2172,510
      Youngtown, AZ6,5635322,4462,978
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247982,9893,788

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587353,6274,362
      San Diego, CA1,374,8123691,6922,061
      Dallas, TX1,278,4338453,4464,291
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634252,3162,741
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247982,9893,788
      Source: The Phoenix, AZ 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.