Sun City, AZ
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Sun City neighborhoods




Sun City, AZ crime analytics


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 20 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 49. 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 45% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sun City compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sun City with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sun City's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 132.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sun City; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sun City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Sun City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

298

501

799

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.57

12.73

20.31

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sun City 7.57
Arizona 4.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 132

in Sun City

1 in 244

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: 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
Sun City 12.73
Arizona 30.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 79

in Sun City

1 in 33

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: 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

Sun City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sun City 55
Arizona 31