Flagstaff, AZ
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Flagstaff, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Flagstaff has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Arizona, more than 86% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Flagstaff.

Importantly, when you compare Flagstaff to other communities of similar population, then Flagstaff crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 210. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Flagstaff is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Flagstaff, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Flagstaff Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Flagstaff Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

352

2,730

3,082

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.76

36.91

41.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Flagstaff 4.76
Arizona 4.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 210

in Flagstaff

1 in 211

in Arizona

Flagstaff VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 73,964
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 43 42 265
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.58 0.57 3.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Flagstaff 36.91
Arizona 26.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Flagstaff

1 in 37

in Arizona

Flagstaff Property CRIMES

Population: 73,964
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 206 2,470 54
Rate per 1,000 2.79 33.39 0.73

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Flagstaff Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Flagstaff 48
Arizona 30