B+
Total crime 15%
Violent crime 58%
Property crime 7%
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 peopleScottsdale/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,514n/a (estimate)2,1172,8962,489
Murder3n/a1.25.05.0
Rape136n/a52.250.342.6
Robbery110n/a42.288.181.6
Assault166n/a63.7311.9250.2
Violent crime415n/a (estimate)159455379
Burglary662n/a254.2394.3340.5
Theft4,173n/a1,602.11,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft264n/a101.4249.4219.9
Property crime5,099n/a (estimate)1,9582,4412,110

Key findings

  • Scottsdale crime rates are 15% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Scottsdale are 58% lower than the national average
  • In Scottsdale you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Scottsdale is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Scottsdale has decreased by 12%

Scottsdale crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Scottsdale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Scottsdale (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Scottsdale on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Arizona and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Scottsdale (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Arizona, are 1.37 times less than the state average and 1.18 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Scottsdale on a daily basis are 2.86 times less than than Arizona average and 2.38 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Scottsdale are 1.25 times less than the daily state average and 1.08 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Scottsdale (higher is better)

      Is Scottsdale safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Arizona as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Scottsdale to other cities in the state and across the country, Scottsdale is 65% safer than other cities of Arizona and 50% safer than other cities in the nation. Scottsdale has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scottsdale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 628
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Scottsdale is 1 in 48
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Scottsdale? In Scottsdale, AZ you have a 1 in 628 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 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Scottsdale.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Scottsdale, AZ is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Scottsdale has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Scottsdale has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Scottsdale has decreased by 12% 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
      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, AZ13,833681,0931,161
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,8631911,0251,216
      Gilbert, AZ226,832971,2031,299
      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272471,3261,573
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Chandler, AZ242,1312282,0712,299
      Deer Creek, AZ1694062,1752,581
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951591,9582,117

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garland, TX234,8103022,5842,886
      Hialeah, FL235,6262092,0332,242
      Chesapeake, VA233,1944562,2732,730
      Irving, TX232,0132512,4372,689
      Reno, NV237,1215582,1012,659
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951591,9582,117
      Source: The Scottsdale, 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.