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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 29%
Property crime 26%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrescott/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime898n/a (estimate)2,0512,8962,489
Murder1n/a2.35.05.0
Rape20n/a45.750.342.6
Robbery11n/a25.188.181.6
Assault182n/a415.7311.9250.2
Violent crime214n/a (estimate)489455379
Burglary134n/a306.1394.3340.5
Theft518n/a1,183.21,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft32n/a73.1249.4219.9
Property crime684n/a (estimate)1,5622,4412,110

Key findings

  • Prescott crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Prescott are 29% higher than the national average
  • In Prescott you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Prescott is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Prescott has decreased by 14%

Prescott crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Prescott (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Prescott, per 100,000 residents. In Prescott, the total number of daily crimes is 1.41 times less than the Arizona average and 1.21 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Prescott are 1.07 times more than the Arizona average and 1.29 times more than the national average. For property crime, Prescott has a daily crime rate that is 1.56 times less than the Arizona average and 1.35 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Prescott (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Prescott to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Prescott safe? The gauges above illustrate that Prescott is safer than 29% of every city located within Arizona along with 24% 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, Prescott, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prescott

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prescott is 1 in 205
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prescott is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Prescott is 1 in 49
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Prescott, Arizona? If you reside in Prescott, then there is a 1 in 205 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 49 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Prescott.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Prescott, AZ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Prescott has increased by 55%, while the property crime rate in Prescott has decreased by 25% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Prescott has decreased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Prescott police department

      ItemPrescottArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11212,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.13.3
      There are a total of 112 Prescott police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.6% less than the Arizona average and 14.8% 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
      Williamson, AZ5,207148794941
      Prescott Valley, AZ41,0701991,0151,214
      Mayer, AZ1,7592101,1281,338
      Dewey-Humboldt, AZ3,9652111,1301,340
      Chino Valley, AZ11,0153041,2661,570
      Wilhoit, AZ9226523,4974,149
      Prescott, AZ41,0904891,5622,051

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Prescott Valley, AZ41,0701991,0151,214
      Whitney, NV41,1246793,1943,873
      Manassas, VA41,1492461,4891,735
      Edmonds, WA41,0202022,1072,308
      Shelton, CT40,97953736790
      Prescott, AZ41,0904891,5622,051
      Source: The Prescott, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.