In terms of crime statistics, Arizona is quite well-positioned compared to other states. Arizona violent crime is decreasing statewide, but there are “hotspots” where crime rate figures are higher compared to those from previous years.
National averages show:
- Arizona places 22nd in safest states for property crimes (1st is the lowest number of property crimes). Property crime is at 26.83 per 1000 versus the national average of 40.43 per 1000.
- Violent crimes in Arizona are below the national average of 3.47 per 1000. With a ratio of 0.86, Arizona’s violent crime rating is only at 2.97 per 1000.
Violent Crimes vs Property Crimes
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation:
- Violent crime is one of four offences: aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and non-negligent manslaughter. These are the offences that involve force or threat.
- Non-violent crimes include offences such as arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and burglary. The intent of theft-type offences is the taking of property of money. There is no threat or force used against victims.
Safest Cities in Arizona
The top 10 safest cities in Arizona in terms of crime rate are:
- Oro Valley
- Paradise Valley
Worst Places to Be in Arizona in Terms of Crime RatesHere are top ten in the list of Arizona’s worst places to live (ranking takes into account property crime rates and unemployment rates):
- South Tucson
- San Luis
- Chino Valley
Top Ten Murder Capitals in Arizona
Arizona top ten murder list are as follows:
Statewide Arizona Violent Crime Rate Is DownThe number of violent crimes went down two years in a row throughout Arizona, but car thefts and rapes increased. Significant reduction was recorded for both robberies and murders. Similarly, burglaries in 2019 also decreased compared to two previous years. Rape cases, on the contrary, were recorded to have increased by about half a per cent. In Tucson, violent crimes dropped by over 7% in 2018. Homicides in the city slightly inched up with 47 murders. In 2017, the city reported 46 incidences of violent crimes. In 2016 and 2017, violent crimes increased significantly in Phoenix. However, in 2018, the city saw less violent crime, experiencing a 5% drop. The murder rate dropped by 13%. Rape, aggravated assault, and robbery also decreased. Phoenix’s most violent year in recent memory was 2016. You can find additional crime rate information and details on azdps.gov
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