Sierra Vista, 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

The crime rate in Sierra Vista is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Sierra Vista is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Sierra Vista is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Sierra Vista has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Sierra Vista to other communities of similar population, then Sierra Vista crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 371. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sierra Vista's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista is one in 44.

Sierra Vista Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Sierra Vista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

116

987

1,103

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.69

22.93

25.62

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.69
4.55
National Median: 4
    Sierra Vista
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 371

in Sierra Vista

1 in 220

in Arizona

Sierra Vista VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 43,045
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 7 16 91
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.16 0.37 2.11

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
22.93
24.41
National Median: 21
    Sierra Vista
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Sierra Vista

1 in 41

in Arizona

Sierra Vista Property CRIMES

Population: 43,045
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 124 800 63
Rate per 1,000 2.88 18.59 1.46

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

Sierra Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
7
28
National Median: 28.3
    Sierra Vista
    Arizona