Sun City, AZ
Crime Rates



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Sun City, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 Sun City 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 Sun City is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Sun City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Sun City has a crime rate that is higher than 65% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Sun City, 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 Sun City is one in 184.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sun City's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Sun City 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 Sun City is one in 54.

Importantly, we found that Sun City 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 Sun City is one in 310.

Sun City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Sun City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

214

733

947

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.44

18.63

24.07

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sun City 5.44
Arizona 4.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 184

in Sun City

1 in 211

in Arizona

Sun City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 39,349
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sun City 18.63
Arizona 26.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 54

in Sun City

1 in 37

in Arizona

Sun City Property CRIMES

Population: 39,349
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Sun City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sun City 65
Arizona 30