Reported Annual Crime In Scottsdale

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScottsdale/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,866n/a (estimate)2,3293,4232,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScottsdale/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a2.05.95.3
Rape103n/a40.951.041.7
Robbery100n/a39.7106.098.0
Assault188n/a74.7345.0248.9
Violent crime396n/a (estimate)157508383
Burglary878n/a348.6536.3430.4
Theft4,346n/a1,725.72,107.01,694.4
Vehicle theft246n/a97.7271.6237.4
Property crime5,470n/a (estimate)2,1722,9152,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Scottsdale, AZ. All reported Scottsdale, AZ crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Scottsdale, AZ overall crime rate is 32% lower than in comparison to the Arizona average; and is also 15% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Scottsdale, AZ, the rate is 69% lower than compared to the Arizona average, and 59% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Scottsdale, AZ comes in at 25% lower than to the average seen in Arizona, and 8% lower than the overall national average.

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The Scottsdale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Scottsdale as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Scottsdale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Scottsdale is 15% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.38 daily crimes that occur in Scottsdale.
  • Scottsdale is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Scottsdale you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Scottsdale has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Scottsdale (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Scottsdale, AZ on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Arizona. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Scottsdale, AZ (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Arizona state wide, are 1.47 times less than the state average and 1.18 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Scottsdale, AZ on a daily bases are 3.23 times less than than Arizona average and 2.44 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Scottsdale, AZ are 1.34 times less than the daily state average and 1.09 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Scottsdale (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Scottsdale, AZ in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Arizona as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Scottsdale, AZ to other cities in the state and across the country, Scottsdale, AZ is 69% safer than other cities of Arizona and 52% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Arizona cities and all around the United States, Scottsdale, AZ has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Scottsdale, AZ crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scottsdale

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 636
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 47
The chance of being a victim of crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 43
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Scottsdale, AZ? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Scottsdale, AZ you have a 1 in 636 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Scottsdale, AZ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Scottsdale, AZ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Scottsdale, AZ has decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Scottsdale, AZ has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Scottsdale, AZ has decreased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Scottsdale police department

ItemScottsdaleArizonaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)63812,274558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.13.3
There are a total of 638 Scottsdale police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.9% less than the Arizona average and 12.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Arizona

StateTotal offendersArizona /100KNational /100K
Arizona5,405103222
There are a total of 5,405 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 103 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 54% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fountain Hills, AZ23,8632131,2241,438
Gilbert, AZ226,832861,3861,471
Paradise Valley, AZ13,833411,5181,559
Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272761,5841,860
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588
Chandler, AZ242,1312592,3302,589
Deer Creek, AZ1694532,5993,051
Scottsdale, AZ234,4951572,1722,329

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Garland, TX234,8103173,0323,349
Hialeah, FL235,6261992,2142,412
Chesapeake, VA233,1944192,2722,691
Irving, TX232,0132272,5392,766
Reno, NV237,1216743,0863,759
Scottsdale, AZ234,4951572,1722,329
Source: The Scottsdale, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.