Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSedona/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime208n/a (estimate)2,1162,4892,324
Violent crime37n/a (estimate)376432370
Vehicle theft8n/a81.4244.2282.7
Property crime171n/a (estimate)1,7402,0581,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Sedona, AZ

The Sedona crime rates are 9% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 37 violent crimes in Sedona (376 per 100,000 people), which is 1.8% higher than the national average and there were a total of 171 property crimes (1740 per 100,000 residents) which is 11% lower than average.

In terms of the total Sedona crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Sedona, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

When it comes to violent crimes per 100,000 people, Sedona maintains a rate that is very similar to the national average. With 376 reported violent crimes, it falls in line with the national average of 370. This alignment suggests that Sedona shares a similar crime profile with other cities, highlighting its comparable level of safety within the broader urban landscape.

In the latest reported crime year, Sedona recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Sedona exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1740 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Sedona maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Sedona?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Sedona residents. Out of the respondents (26 in total), 58% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Sedona were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 42% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Sedona a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Sedona a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Sedona crime rate is 9% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.57 crimes per day - 0.1 violent crimes and 0.47 property crimes.

Potential Causes for Crime in Sedona

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Sedona crime rates. In Sedona, the poverty rate stands at 10.9%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Sedona crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Sedona has an unemployment rate of 2.9%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Sedona, 92.5% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Sedona crime map

The Sedona crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sedona as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sedona crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Sedona crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Sedona crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Sedona are 2% higher than the national average
      • In Sedona you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Sedona is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Sedona has increased by 105%

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        Daily Crime In Sedona (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Sedona, AZ per 100,000 people. In Sedona, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.18 times less than the Arizona average and 1.10 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Sedona is 1.15 times less than the Arizona average and 1.02 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Sedona has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the Arizona average and 1.12 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Sedona (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Sedona to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sedona safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sedona is safer than 38% of every city located within Arizona along with 29% 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, Sedona, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sedona

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sedona is 1 in 266
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sedona is 1 in 58
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Sedona is 1 in 48
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Sedona, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 266. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 58 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 Sedona is 1 in 48.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Sedona, Arizona (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Sedona has increased by 103%, the amount of property crime in Sedona has increased by 105%, and the total amount of crime in Sedona has increased by 105% year over year.

        Sedona police department

        Item Sedona Arizona National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3312,274558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.13.3
        There are a total of 33 Sedona police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.6% greater than the Arizona average and 0.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arizona

        State Total offenders Arizona /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cornville, AZ3,247128611740
        Village of Oak Creek (Big Park), AZ6,348140669810
        Cottonwood, AZ12,2283392,0432,382
        Verde Village, AZ12,7804602,1932,654
        Cottonwood CDP, AZ1866633,1593,822
        Sedona, AZ10,3413761,7402,116

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lyons, IL10,3383231,8962,219
        Fife, WA10,3451,56012,14713,706
        Moss Bluff, LA10,3525492,4002,950
        Fairfield, IA10,3272801,3901,670
        Granbury, TX10,3251243,5943,717
        Sedona, AZ10,3413761,7402,116
        Source: The Sedona, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.