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Total crime 70%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 79%
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 peopleTempe/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,309n/a (estimate)4,2292,8962,489
Murder8n/a4.15.05.0
Rape141n/a71.850.342.6
Robbery209n/a106.488.181.6
Assault531n/a270.2311.9250.2
Violent crime889n/a (estimate)452455379
Burglary922n/a469.2394.3340.5
Theft5,891n/a2,998.01,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft607n/a308.9249.4219.9
Property crime7,420n/a (estimate)3,7762,4412,110

Key findings

  • Tempe crime rates are 70% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tempe are 19% higher than the national average
  • In Tempe you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tempe is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tempe has decreased by 9%

Tempe crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Tempe (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Tempe, AZ per 100,000 people. In Tempe, the total number of daily crimes is 1.46 times more than the Arizona average and 1.70 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Tempe is 1.01 times less than the Arizona average and 1.19 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Tempe has a daily crime rate that is 1.55 times more than the Arizona average and 1.79 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Tempe (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Tempe to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Tempe safe? The gauges above illustrate that Tempe is safer than 16% of every city located within Arizona along with 15% 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, Tempe, AZ is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tempe

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tempe is 1 in 222
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tempe is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tempe is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Tempe, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 222. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 27 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 Tempe is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Tempe is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Tempe has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 7% in Tempe, while property crimes in Tempe have decreased by 9%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Tempe police department

      ItemTempeArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)47212,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.13.3
      There are a total of 472 Tempe police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% less than the Arizona average and 12.6% 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
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,833681,0931,161
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,8631911,0251,216
      Gilbert, AZ226,832971,2031,299
      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272471,3261,573
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282571,3761,632
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951591,9582,117
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Tempe, AZ174,7084523,7764,229

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762922,2622,554
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1535944,9155,510
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0705,5576,628
      Oceanside, CA173,8294022,1092,511
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652147850997
      Tempe, AZ174,7084523,7764,229
      Source: The Tempe, 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.