Phoenix, AZ Crime


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In Phoenix, AZ, the rate of violent crime is much higher than the national average. Violent crime in the city stands at 37.5 compared to the US average of 22.7. Property crime in Phoenix is also higher than the US average with a rate of 52.8 compared to 35.4 nationally. This means that residents of Phoenix are more likely to become victims of both violent and property crimes than people living in other cities across America. It appears that citizens of Phoenix should take extra care to ensure their safety when out and about in their community, as well as taking extra precaution when it comes to protecting their property from theft or vandalism.

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Phoenix violent crime is 37.5. (The US average is 22.7)
Phoenix property crime is 52.8. (The US average is 35.4)

NOTE: Click on the links below to see charts for each crime category.
 Violent Crimes  - Murder  Rape  Robbery  Assault
 Property Crimes  - Burglary  Larceny  Auto Theft
Phoenix, AZ Crime History
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Year Violent Murder Rape Robbery Assault Property Burglary Larceny Auto
2000749.911.732.4289.3416.46745.51219.34029.71496.5
2001770.715.329.3338.7387.46911.11220.14038.71652.3
2002727.612.629.2290395.87095.91199.74072.41823.9
2003692.817.237.5262376.26971.31218.93924.41828
2004662.414.134.3260.5353.46606.61154.43711.81740.3
2005729.11536.4289388.86364.91108.635831673.3
2006737.715.436.2287.5398.55934.31064.33282.61587.5
2007723.813.833320.6356.45826.41246.23227.21353
2008659.910.530.3304.3314.85214.21184.43070959.8
2009546.57.632.7235.22714107.71019.22481.7606.8
2010518.17.633.8210.4266.33973.11011.82461.2500.1
2011551.77.938.1226.727943981273.22609.5515.3
2012636.78.337.4236.7354.34091.31205.82401.7483.8
20137.942.3215.2366.540001114.92462423.1
2014571.97.565.8193305.73724.3935.82317.9470.6
2015593.87.265.1193.6327.83491.3820.52198.3472.5
2016674.49.264.2206.2394.73690.4820.92367.8501.7
2017760.99.569.5200.3481.63670.7778.62426.7465.5
2018732.6865.7188.3470.63492.4633.92385.7472.8
2019698.97.867.4189.3434.43314.6560.82334.7419

   Crime in Nearby Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Glendale, AZ339.83,182.9242,93862019
Paradise Valley, AZ67.91,092.813,00182019
Tolleson, AZ919.09,001.26,638112019
Youngtown, AZ378.21,765.13,114132010
Tempe, AZ452.43,776.1178,654132019
   Crime in Similar Size Cities
City Violent
per 100k
Property
per 100k
Pop. Miles Data
Year
Mesa, AZ376.91,868.7445,256232019
Tucson, AZ688.43,272.0532,3231182019
Las Vegas, NV531.22,771.61,666,8032592019
San Diego, CA361.71,882.51,238,5492962019
Albuquerque, NM1,351.81,882.5553,6843292019

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Phoenix Arizona represents a lot of problems with Arizona but it is the big city which has to carry more burdens than the rest of the greater Phoenix Area. 1.  More

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I have lived here my whole life and it used to be not be as busy as it is. It used to be a state where old people would retire in this state and used to be cheap. To put  More

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Over 3 years ago

I've lived here for a year. I lived in South Mountain. There's a lot of homeless people, a lot ot trash in the alleys, a lot of pot holes, no infrastructure, flash  More

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