Reported Annual Crime In Surprise

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurprise/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,624n/a (estimate)2,0083,4492,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSurprise/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a4.65.55.3
Rape12n/a9.247.540.4
Robbery38n/a29.1101.8102.8
Assault79n/a60.5315.4248.5
Violent crime135n/a (estimate)103470386
Burglary353n/a270.1544.4468.9
Theft1,980n/a1,515.22,168.11,745.0
Vehicle theft156n/a119.4265.8236.9
Property crime2,489n/a (estimate)1,9052,9782,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Surprise, AZ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Surprise, AZ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Surprise, AZ averages 42% lower than the rest of Arizona while the rate of crime on a national scale is 29% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Surprise, AZ is 78% lower than the average rate of crime in Arizona and 73% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 36% lower than the remainder of the state of Arizona and 22% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Surprise, AZ area.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Surprise crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Surprise is 29% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.5 daily crimes that occur in Surprise.
  • Surprise is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Surprise you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Surprise has increased by 10%.

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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. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Arizona and on a national level. In Surprise, AZ the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times less than the Arizona average and 1.41 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Surprise, AZ is 4.55 times less than the Arizona average and 3.74 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Surprise, AZ has a daily crime rate that is 1.56 times less than the Arizona average and 1.29 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Surprise (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Surprise, AZ compared to other areas of Arizona, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Surprise, AZ safer than 75% when compared to other Arizona cities, and 63% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, AZ. At this time, Surprise, AZ 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 968
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Surprise is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Surprise is 1 in 50
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Surprise, AZ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Surprise, AZ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 968. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 53 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, AZ is 1 in 50.

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

Determining whether Surprise, AZ is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Surprise, AZ has decreased by 21% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 12% year over year. Total crimes for Surprise, AZ has increased by 10% 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
Arizona5,405103222
There are a total of 5,405 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 103 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 54% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Citrus Park, AZ4,832122774896
Litchfield Park, AZ5,4491671,0551,222
Anthem, AZ22,5712111,3371,548
Peoria, AZ158,6772002,1222,322
Goodyear, AZ72,6293782,5152,893
Sun City West, AZ24,8994072,5772,984
Deer Creek, AZ1694192,6553,074
Surprise, AZ127,4921031,9052,008

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Topeka, KS127,4725595,6216,180
Stamford, CT127,4102701,5931,863
Coral Springs, FL127,6731591,8381,998
Elizabeth, NJ128,0428163,2024,019
Concord, CA126,9383443,3393,683
Surprise, AZ127,4921031,9052,008
Source: The Surprise, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.