Peoria, AZ
Crime Rates

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Peoria, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Peoria is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Peoria is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Peoria is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Peoria has a crime rate that is higher than 61% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Peoria has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Peoria is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Peoria 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 Peoria; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 469. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Peoria's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Peoria 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 Peoria is one in 44.

Peoria Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Peoria Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Peoria 2.13
Arizona 4.70

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 469

in Peoria

1 in 213

in Arizona


Population: 164,173
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 37 85 226
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.23 0.52 1.38


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Peoria 22.59
Arizona 29.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Peoria

1 in 34

in Arizona

Peoria Property CRIMES

Population: 164,173
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 645 2,804 260
Rate per 1,000 3.93 17.08 1.58

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Peoria Crimes Per Square Mile

Peoria 23
Arizona 31