Phoenix, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

With a crime rate of 40 per one thousand residents, Phoenix 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 25. Within Arizona, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Phoenix.

How does the crime rate in Phoenix compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Phoenix with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Phoenix'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 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 142.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Phoenix is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Phoenix, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 30, which is a rate of 33 per one thousand population.

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 238.

Phoenix Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Phoenix Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11,803

55,974

67,777

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.02

33.30

40.32

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
7.02
4.55
National Median: 4
    Phoenix
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 142

in Phoenix

1 in 220

in Arizona

Phoenix VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,680,992
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 131 1,139 3,197 7,336
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.68 1.90 4.36

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
33.3
24.41
National Median: 21
    Phoenix
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Phoenix

1 in 41

in Arizona

Phoenix Property CRIMES

Population: 1,680,992
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 9,471 39,427 7,076
Rate per 1,000 5.63 23.45 4.21

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Phoenix Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
131
28
National Median: 28.3
    Phoenix
    Arizona