Yuma, AZ
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The crime rate in Yuma is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Yuma is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Yuma is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Yuma has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Yuma 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 Yuma; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 206. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Yuma's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Yuma 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 Yuma is one in 32.

Importantly, we found that Yuma 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 Yuma is one in 361.

Yuma Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Yuma Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

456

2,943

3,399

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.84

31.26

36.11

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Yuma 4.84
Arizona 4.10

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 206

in Yuma

1 in 244

in Arizona

Yuma VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 94,139
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 46 74 331
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.49 0.79 3.52

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
Yuma 31.26
Arizona 30.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Yuma

1 in 33

in Arizona

Yuma Property CRIMES

Population: 94,139
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 692 1,990 261
Rate per 1,000 7.35 21.14 2.77

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

Yuma Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Yuma 28
Arizona 31