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Total crime 9%
Violent crime 0%
Property crime 10%
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 peopleYuma/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,678n/a (estimate)2,7112,8962,489
Murder11n/a11.15.05.0
Rape27n/a27.350.342.6
Robbery29n/a29.488.181.6
Assault309n/a312.9311.9250.2
Violent crime376n/a (estimate)381455379
Burglary483n/a489.0394.3340.5
Theft1,586n/a1,605.81,796.91,549.5
Vehicle theft233n/a235.9249.4219.9
Property crime2,302n/a (estimate)2,3312,4412,110

Key findings

  • Yuma crime rates are 9% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Yuma are equal to the national average
  • In Yuma you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Yuma is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Yuma has increased by 3%

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

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      Daily Crime In Yuma (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Yuma, AZ per 100,000 people. In Yuma, the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times less than the Arizona average and 1.09 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Yuma is 1.20 times less than the Arizona average and 1.00 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Yuma has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the Arizona average and 1.10 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Yuma (higher is better)

      How safe is Yuma, Arizona compared to other cities in Arizona and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Yuma is safer than 39% of the cities in Arizona and 27% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Arizona and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Yuma. Overall, Yuma is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Yuma

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Yuma is 1 in 263
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Yuma is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Yuma is 1 in 37
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Yuma? In Yuma, AZ you have a 1 in 263 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Yuma.

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

      Determining whether Yuma is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Yuma violent crime rates have decreased by 25%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 10% year over year. Total crimes for Yuma has increased by 3% in the same time frame.

      Yuma police department

      ItemYumaArizonaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)23712,274558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.13.3
      There are a total of 237 Yuma police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20% less than the Arizona average and 23.7% 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
      Somerton, AZ14,866215769984
      San Luis, AZ31,118971,2281,325
      Donovan Estates, AZ1,4352501,3421,592
      Avenue B and C, AZ3,6233471,8592,206
      Fortuna Foothills, AZ27,8265653,0323,598
      Winterhaven, CA2127133,7674,480
      Orange Grove Mobile Manor, AZ5297353,9434,678
      Yuma, AZ93,7043812,3312,711

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roswell, GA93,9681571,0931,250
      Federal Way, WA93,9863374,2484,585
      Quincy, MA93,3493981,2181,616
      Yakima, WA93,3384462,8923,338
      Spokane Valley, WA93,3223084,4224,730
      Yuma, AZ93,7043812,3312,711
      Source: The Yuma, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.