Scottsdale, AZ
Crime Rates


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Scottsdale, 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale is 1 in 41. Based on FBI crime data, Scottsdale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Scottsdale 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, Scottsdale has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Scottsdale's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Scottsdale is one in 668.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Scottsdale's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale is one in 43.

Scottsdale Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Scottsdale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Scottsdale 1.50
Arizona 4.70

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 668

in Scottsdale

1 in 213

in Arizona


Population: 246,645
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 90 112 163
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.36 0.45 0.66


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)

Scottsdale 23.10
Arizona 29.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Scottsdale

1 in 34

in Arizona

Scottsdale Property CRIMES

Population: 246,645
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 768 4,681 249
Rate per 1,000 3.11 18.98 1.01

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

Scottsdale Crimes Per Square Mile

Scottsdale 33
Arizona 31