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Total crime 36%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 30%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurprise/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,268n/a (estimate)1,6603,1522,580
Murder7n/a5.15.15.0
Rape21n/a15.450.742.6
Robbery37n/a27.191.086.2
Assault100n/a73.2328.1246.8
Violent crime165n/a (estimate)121475381
Burglary239n/a174.9439.7376.0
Theft1,672n/a1,223.91,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft192n/a140.5266.9228.9
Property crime2,103n/a (estimate)1,5392,6772,200

Key findings

  • Surprise crime rates are 36% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Surprise are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Surprise you have a 1 in 61 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Surprise is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Surprise has decreased by 17%

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 1.90 times less than the Arizona average and 1.55 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Surprise is 3.93 times less than the Arizona average and 3.15 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Surprise has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 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 82% of Arizona cities, and 63% 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 828
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surprise is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Surprise is 1 in 61
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Surprise, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 828. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 65 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 61.

      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 increased by 17%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for Surprise has decreased by 17% 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, AZ4,832123695819
      Litchfield Park, AZ5,4491689491,117
      Anthem, AZ22,5712131,2021,416
      Peoria, AZ158,6772281,9042,132
      Sun City West, AZ24,8994112,3162,728
      Goodyear, AZ72,6292472,5332,780
      Deer Creek, AZ1694232,3862,810
      Surprise, AZ127,4921211,5391,660

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Topeka, KS127,4726065,1905,796
      Stamford, CT127,4101651,6061,771
      Coral Springs, FL127,6731551,5061,661
      Elizabeth, NJ128,0426953,1003,795
      Concord, CA126,9383613,1533,515
      Surprise, AZ127,4921211,5391,660
      Source: The Surprise, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.