Prescott, AZ
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The crime rate in Prescott is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Prescott is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Prescott is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Prescott has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Prescott to other communities of similar population, then Prescott crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Prescott does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Prescott 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 Prescott; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 304. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Prescott experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Prescott's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Prescott 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 Prescott is one in 39.

Prescott Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Prescott Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

138

1,064

1,202

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.29

25.39

28.69

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Prescott 3.29
Arizona 4.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 304

in Prescott

1 in 244

in Arizona

Prescott VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 41,899
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 11 13 110
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.26 0.31 2.63

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
Prescott 25.39
Arizona 30.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Prescott

1 in 33

in Arizona

Prescott Property CRIMES

Population: 41,899
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 140 887 37
Rate per 1,000 3.34 21.17 0.88

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

Prescott Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Prescott 29
Arizona 31