Tempe, AZ
Crime Rates



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Tempe, 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

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Tempe has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 22. Within Arizona, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Tempe.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Tempe 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 Tempe; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 209. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Tempe is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Tempe, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Tempe 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 Tempe is one in 314.

Tempe Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Tempe Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

938

8,159

9,097

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.79

41.67

46.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tempe 4.79
Arizona 4.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 209

in Tempe

1 in 220

in Arizona

Tempe VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 195,805
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 8 162 214 554
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.83 1.09 2.83

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)

Crime
Tempe 41.67
Arizona 24.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Tempe

1 in 41

in Arizona

Tempe Property CRIMES

Population: 195,805
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 978 6,558 623
Rate per 1,000 4.99 33.49 3.18

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

Tempe Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tempe 226
Arizona 28