Phoenix, AZ
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Phoenix, AZ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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 Phoenix is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Phoenix is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Phoenix is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Phoenix has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Phoenix has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix.

For Phoenix, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Phoenix is one in 169.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Phoenix's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Phoenix 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 Phoenix is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Phoenix 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 Phoenix is one in 212.

Phoenix Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Phoenix Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

9,261

54,456

63,717

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.93

34.84

40.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Phoenix 5.93
Arizona 4.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 169

in Phoenix

1 in 244

in Arizona

Phoenix VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,563,025
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 112 1,016 3,020 5,113
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.65 1.93 3.27

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Phoenix 34.84
Arizona 30.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Phoenix

1 in 33

in Arizona

Phoenix Property CRIMES

Population: 1,563,025
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12,798 34,288 7,370
Rate per 1,000 8.19 21.94 4.72

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

Phoenix Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Phoenix 123
Arizona 31