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Total crime 37%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 30%
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 peopleSurprise/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,221n/a (estimate)1,5762,8962,489
Murder4n/a2.85.05.0
Rape28n/a19.950.342.6
Robbery46n/a32.688.181.6
Assault60n/a42.6311.9250.2
Violent crime138n/a (estimate)98455379
Burglary217n/a153.9394.3340.5
Theft1,729n/a1,226.61,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft137n/a97.2249.4219.9
Property crime2,083n/a (estimate)1,4782,4412,110

Key findings

  • Surprise crime rates are 37% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Surprise are 74% lower than the national average
  • In Surprise you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Surprise is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Surprise has decreased by 5%

Surprise crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Surprise (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Surprise, AZ per 100,000 people. In Surprise, the total number of daily crimes is 1.84 times less than the Arizona average and 1.58 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Surprise is 4.65 times less than the Arizona average and 3.88 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Surprise has a daily crime rate that is 1.65 times less than the Arizona average and 1.43 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Surprise (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Surprise, Arizona compared to other areas of Arizona, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Surprise safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Surprise is safer than 83% of Arizona cities, and 64% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arizona, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Surprise. At this time, Surprise sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Surprise

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Surprise is 1 in 1022
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surprise is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Surprise is 1 in 64
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Surprise, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1022. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 68 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 Surprise is 1 in 64.

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

      Determining whether Surprise is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Surprise violent crime rates have decreased by 19%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 4% year over year. Total crimes for Surprise has decreased by 5% in the same time frame.

      Surprise police department

      ItemSurpriseArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)17512,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.13.3
      There are a total of 175 Surprise police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.3% less than the Arizona average and 55.4% 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
      Citrus Park, AZ4,832118634752
      Litchfield Park, AZ5,4491618651,026
      Anthem, AZ22,5712041,0961,300
      Peoria, AZ158,6772331,8752,108
      Sun City West, AZ24,8993942,1112,505
      Deer Creek, AZ1694062,1752,581
      Goodyear, AZ72,6292022,3972,599
      Surprise, AZ127,492981,4781,576

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Topeka, KS127,4727124,9915,703
      Stamford, CT127,4102021,3801,582
      Coral Springs, FL127,6731441,7111,855
      Elizabeth, NJ128,0427193,0283,747
      Concord, CA126,9384143,4913,905
      Surprise, AZ127,492981,4781,576
      Source: The Surprise, 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.