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Total crime 121%
Violent crime 94%
Property crime 125%
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 peopleTucson/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30,581n/a (estimate)5,6913,1522,580
Murder47n/a8.75.15.0
Rape504n/a93.850.742.6
Robbery1,224n/a227.891.086.2
Assault2,183n/a406.2328.1246.8
Violent crime3,958n/a (estimate)737475381
Burglary3,257n/a606.1439.7376.0
Theft20,798n/a3,870.21,970.31,594.6
Vehicle theft2,568n/a477.9266.9228.9
Property crime26,623n/a (estimate)4,9542,6772,200

Key findings

  • Tucson crime rates are 121% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tucson are 94% higher than the national average
  • In Tucson you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tucson is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tucson has decreased by 14%

Tucson crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Tucson (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Tucson, AZ per 100,000 people. In Tucson, the total number of daily crimes is 1.81 times more than the Arizona average and 2.21 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Tucson is 1.55 times more than the Arizona average and 1.94 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Tucson has a daily crime rate that is 1.85 times more than the Arizona average and 2.25 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Tucson (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Arizona and all other cities across the US, is Tucson safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Tucson is safer than 6% of other cities in the state of Arizona. In addition, Tucson is safer than 5% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Arizona and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Tucson. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Tucson is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tucson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tucson is 1 in 136
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tucson is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tucson is 1 in 18
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Tucson? If you reside in Tucson, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 136. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 21 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Tucson, is 1 in 18.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Tucson is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Tucson has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 7% in Tucson, while property crimes in Tucson have decreased by 15%. Total crime has decreased by 14% year over year.

      Tucson police department

      ItemTucsonArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,24212,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.13.3
      There are a total of 1,242 Tucson police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.6% less than the Arizona average and 28.1% 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
      Rincon Valley, AZ5,9381548711,025
      Tanque Verde, AZ16,5461941,0921,286
      Oro Valley, AZ42,379381,3601,398
      Catalina Foothills, AZ51,3292191,2311,450
      Vail, AZ11,6373682,0762,444
      Casas Adobes, AZ68,6955142,8943,408
      Tucson Estates, AZ11,7475513,1073,658
      Tucson, AZ527,5867374,9545,691

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900
      Albuquerque, NM556,8591,3656,1797,544
      Sacramento, CA484,5306573,0413,697
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,5904,3075,897
      Mesa, AZ470,4563641,9852,349
      Tucson, AZ527,5867374,9545,691
      Source: The Tucson, 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.