Tucson, AZ
Crime Rates



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Tucson, 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

With a crime rate of 57 per one thousand residents, Tucson 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 17. Within Arizona, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Tucson.

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

For Tucson, 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 Tucson is one in 137.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Tucson is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Tucson, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Tucson 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 Tucson is one in 209.

Tucson Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Tucson Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,984

27,296

31,280

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.30

49.99

57.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tucson 7.30
Arizona 4.75

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 137

in Tucson

1 in 211

in Arizona

Tucson VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 545,975
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 47 513 1,226 2,198
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.94 2.25 4.03

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
Tucson 49.99
Arizona 26.77

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Tucson

1 in 37

in Arizona

Tucson Property CRIMES

Population: 545,975
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,314 21,370 2,612
Rate per 1,000 6.07 39.14 4.78

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

Tucson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tucson 138
Arizona 30