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Apache Junction, AZ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Apache Junction is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Apache Junction is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Apache Junction is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Apache Junction has a crime rate that is higher than 81% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Apache Junction to other communities of similar population, then Apache Junction crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Apache Junction does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Apache Junction does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Apache Junction.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Apache Junction occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Apache Junction; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 298. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Apache Junction experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Apache Junction's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Apache Junction a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Apache Junction is one in 51.

Apache Junction Crime Data

total Crime Index

18

(100 is safest)


Safer than 18% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Apache Junction Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

135

786

921

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.36

19.57

22.93

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.36
4.31
National Median: 4
    Apache Junction
    Arizona

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 298

in Apache Junction

1 in 232

in Arizona

Apache Junction Violent Crimes

Population: 40,173
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 16 7 108
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.40 0.17 2.69

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
19.57
20.58
National Median: 20
    Apache Junction
    Arizona

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 51

in Apache Junction

1 in 49

in Arizona

Property Crimes

Population: 40,173
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 107 572 107
Rate per 1,000 2.66 14.24 2.66

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Apache Junction Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
26
24
National Median: 27.0
    Apache Junction
    Arizona