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Lake Havasu City, Arizona Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Lake Havasu City, Arizona. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Lake Havasu City compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Lake Havasu City, Arizona, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 17,179 total crimes reported in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (965 of them violent). Of the 1,718 crimes that occur a year in Lake Havasu City, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lake Havasu City, Arizona every 5 hours. This includes 21 murders, 84 rapes, and more than thirteen thousand thefts (including 1,246 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lake Havasu City increased by 18 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Lake Havasu City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two thousand for Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lake Havasu City, Arizona (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lake Havasu City, Arizona (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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