Nogales, AZ
Crime Rates


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Nogales, AZ crime analytics

The crime rate in Nogales is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Nogales is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Nogales is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Nogales has a crime rate that is higher than 65% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Nogales compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Nogales with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Nogales's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Nogales, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Nogales than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1013, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Nogales's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Nogales 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 Nogales is one in 37.

Importantly, we found that Nogales 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 Nogales is one in 225.

Nogales Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Nogales Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Nogales 0.99
Arizona 4.10
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,013

in Nogales

1 in 244

in Arizona
Population: 20,252
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.10 0.89
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Nogales 27.21
Arizona 30.33
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Nogales

1 in 33

in Arizona
Nogales Property CRIMES
Population: 20,252
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 87 374 90
Rate per 1,000 4.30 18.47 4.44
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Nogales Crimes Per Square Mile

Nogales 27
Arizona 31

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