Scottsdale, AZ
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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 24 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 57% 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 2 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 546.

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 44.

Scottsdale Crime Data

 
Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Scottsdale Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

434

5,332

5,766

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.83

22.51

24.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scottsdale 1.83
Arizona 4.10
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 546

in Scottsdale

1 in 244

in Arizona
Scottsdale VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 236,839
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 106 100 222
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.45 0.42 0.94
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
Scottsdale 22.51
Arizona 30.33
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Scottsdale

1 in 33

in Arizona
Scottsdale Property CRIMES
Population: 236,839
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 829 4,311 192
Rate per 1,000 3.50 18.20 0.81
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

Scottsdale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scottsdale 31
Arizona 31