This webpage contains crime figures for Yuma County, Arizona. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Yuma County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Yuma County, Arizona, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 43,355 total crimes reported in Yuma County, Arizona (4,975 of them violent). Of the 4,817 crimes that occur a year in Yuma County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Yuma County, Arizona 14 times a day. This includes 42 murders, 291 rapes, and nearly thirty thousand thefts (including 5,441 motor vehicle thefts).
During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Yuma County, Arizona for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Yuma County increased by 93 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 99 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 9 years in Yuma County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly eight thousand for Yuma County, Arizona in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Yuma County, Arizona law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:
- In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.