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Total crime 75%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 82%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTempe/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime8,224n/a (estimate)4,1132,7132,346
Murder8n/a4.06.96.5
Rape155n/a77.544.038.4
Robbery248n/a124.083.773.9
Assault689n/a344.6350.2279.7
Violent crime1,100n/a (estimate)550485388
Burglary960n/a480.2330.0314.2
Theft5,464n/a2,732.91,656.01,398.0
Vehicle theft700n/a350.1241.7246.0
Property crime7,124n/a (estimate)3,5632,2281,958

Key findings

  • Tempe crime rates are 75% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tempe are 42% higher than the national average
  • In Tempe you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tempe is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tempe has decreased by 3%

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 1.52 times more than the Arizona average and 1.75 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Tempe is 1.13 times more than the Arizona average and 1.42 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Tempe has a daily crime rate that is 1.60 times more than the Arizona average and 1.82 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 17% of every city located within Arizona along with 11% 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 182
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tempe is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tempe is 1 in 25
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Tempe, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 182. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 25.

      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 increased by 22% in Tempe, while property crimes in Tempe have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 3% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fountain Hills, AZ23,8632049361,139
      Gilbert, AZ226,8321091,0781,187
      Maricopa Colony, AZ1,0272641,2111,474
      Sun Lakes, AZ14,8282731,2561,530
      Paradise Valley, AZ13,8331011,4541,555
      Scottsdale, AZ234,4951791,8802,059
      Chandler, AZ242,1312061,8552,060
      Tempe, AZ174,7085503,5634,113

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762982,2942,592
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1536284,1564,784
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,3596,3567,716
      Oceanside, CA173,8294061,8012,206
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,652128807935
      Tempe, AZ174,7085503,5634,113
      Source: The Tempe, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.