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Phoenix, Arizona Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Phoenix, Arizona. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Phoenix compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Phoenix, Arizona, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,022,032 total crimes reported in Phoenix, Arizona (103,404 of them violent). Of the 102,203 crimes that transpire each year in Phoenix, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Phoenix, Arizona every 5 minutes. This includes 2,029 murders, 4,721 rapes, and over seven hundred and forty-five thousand thefts (including 220,854 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Phoenix, Arizona for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Phoenix has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 3 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Phoenix. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred and one thousand for Phoenix, Arizona in 2009.

Crime Trends in Phoenix, Arizona (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Phoenix, Arizona law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Phoenix conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.