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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 25%
Property crime 49%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth Scottsdale/100k peopleScottsdale/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,5143,421 (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 crime415283 (estimate)159455379
Burglary662n/a254.2394.3340.5
Theft4,173n/a1,602.11,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft264n/a101.4249.4219.9
Property crime5,0993,138 (estimate)1,9582,4412,110

Key findings

  • South Scottsdale crime rates are 37% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Scottsdale are 25% lower than the national average
  • In South Scottsdale you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Scottsdale is safer than 79% of the cities in Arizona
  • Year over year crime in Scottsdale has decreased by 12%

South Scottsdale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Scottsdale (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Scottsdale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Scottsdale is 1 in 354
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Scottsdale is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Scottsdale is 1 in 30

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

      Scottsdale police department

      ItemSouth ScottsdaleScottsdaleArizona
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a63812,274
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.1

      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
      Deer Creek, AZ1694062,1752,581
      Guadalupe, AZ6,1725673,0423,610
      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 South Scottsdale, 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.