Glendale, AZ
Crime Rates



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Glendale, 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 45 per one thousand residents, Glendale 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 22. Within Arizona, more than 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Glendale.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Glendale 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 Glendale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 215. 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 Glendale is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Glendale, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Glendale has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Glendale is one in 238.

Glendale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Glendale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,167

10,186

11,353

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.65

40.63

45.28

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Glendale 4.65
Arizona 4.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 215

in Glendale

1 in 211

in Arizona

Glendale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 250,702
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 9 110 325 723
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.44 1.30 2.88

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
Glendale 40.63
Arizona 26.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Glendale

1 in 37

in Arizona

Glendale Property CRIMES

Population: 250,702
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,641 7,491 1,054
Rate per 1,000 6.55 29.88 4.20

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

Glendale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Glendale 189
Arizona 30