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Santa Cruz County, Arizona Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Santa Cruz County, Arizona. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Santa Cruz County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Santa Cruz County, Arizona, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,539 total crimes reported in Santa Cruz County, Arizona (616 of them violent). Of the 942 crimes that happen every year in Santa Cruz County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Santa Cruz County, Arizona every 9 hours. This includes 2 murders, 16 rapes, and greater than five thousand thefts (including 1,318 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1999, 2001-2006, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Santa Cruz County, Arizona for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Santa Cruz County has grown by 39%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 3%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Santa Cruz County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Santa Cruz County, Arizona in 2009.

Crime Trends Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1999, 2001-2006, 2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Santa Cruz County, Arizona (1999, 2001-2006, 2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Santa Cruz County, Arizona law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Santa Cruz County 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.