Mesa, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 Mesa 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 Mesa is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Mesa is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Mesa has a crime rate that is higher than 68% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Mesa, and we found that the crime rate in Mesa is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Mesa is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mesa 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 Mesa.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mesa 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 Mesa; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 257. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mesa's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Mesa 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 Mesa is one in 52.

Mesa Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Mesa Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,960

9,737

11,697

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.89

19.31

23.20

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.89
5.03
National Median: 4
    Mesa
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 257

in Mesa

1 in 199

in Arizona

Mesa VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 504,258
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 19 235 380 1,326
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.47 0.75 2.63

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
19.31
23.12
National Median: 19
    Mesa
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 52

in Mesa

1 in 43

in Arizona

Mesa Property CRIMES

Population: 504,258
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,597 7,124 1,016
Rate per 1,000 3.17 14.13 2.01

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Mesa Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
85
26
National Median: 26.9
    Mesa
    Arizona